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  1. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 169.
  2. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 94, St. Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elinor parents of Thomas Beale Dorsey b. 18 Jan 1727.
  3. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 117. Thomas Beale Dorsey, son of Caleb and Eleanor (Warfield) Dorsey, was born January 18, 1727, in St Ann's Parish, Anne Arundel County.
  4. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 169. m. 1746 Ann Worthington, b. 1720; d. Nov. 23, 1771 (Bible Record).
  5. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 169. 13. THOMAS BEALE DORSEY (Caleb, John, Edward)
    b. Jan. 18, 1727; d. Nov. 1, 1771 (Bible Record) Anne Arundel County.
  6. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Thomas Beale Dorsey, of Caleb & Eleanor, 1 Nov 1771.
  7. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 170.
  8. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65. Old Dorsey Bible:
    Thomas Beale Dorsey's and Anne's children:
    Sarah
    Caleb
    J Worthington - 8 Oct 1751
    Anne - 23 Oct 1756
    Thomas Beale - 25 Aug 1758.
  9. Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs, DAR Application of Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs.
  10. Eleanor Young Cruikshank Raines, DAR Application of Eleanor Young Cruikshank Raines (Application for membership, Daughters of the American Revolution). According to the DAR application, John Worthington Dorsey married Comfort Worthington on June 8, 1778 at Anne Arundel Co, MD.
  11. Anne Arundel Gentry, P. 128. Newman states that the marriage took place on 30 Nov 1778.
  12. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 169. Thomas Beale Dorsey (Caleb, John, Edward)
    m. 1746 Ann Worthington, b. 1720; d. Nov 23, 1771 (Bible Rec).
  13. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 169. Thomas Beale Dorsey (Caleb, John, Edward)
    m. 1746 Ann Worthington, b. 1720; d. Nov 23, 1771 (Bible Rec).
  14. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Anne Dorsey, wife of Thomas Beale Dorsey of Caleb & Eleanor, 23 November 1771.
  15. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850; Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343.
  16. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-0129, Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey family. Edward W Dorsey b. near Ellicott City, Oct 8, 1793 d. Aug 8, 1858 buried in Pike Co. Mo. near Bowling Green; his wife Eleanor Elizabeth Browne b. Baltimore Feb 2 - 1804 D. Sept 19 - 1892 buried in Stockton, Calif.
  17. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 143. Edward Worthington Dorsey, son of John Worthington and Comfort (Worthington) Dorsey, was born October 3, 1793. He married Eleanor Elizabeth Brown.
  18. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, p 81. Her father, Edward Worthington Dorsey, was born on Mt. Hebron Plantation near Ellicott City, Howard Co., Md., 8 Oct. 1793, died 8 Aug. 1858, and was buried at Forest Level.
  19. Daily Missouri Republican. DIED: MR. EDWARD W. DORSEY died at his residence in Pike county, Missouri, Saturday, the 10th July, 1858. The disease was erysipelas, and proved fatal in the course of a week. Mr. Dorsey was born in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, October 8th, 1795. He lived on his farm in Pike about 22 years.
  20. Eleanor Young Cruikshank Raines, DAR Application of Eleanor Young Cruikshank Raines.
  21. Pension File, War of 1812, File Cover sheet - various other documents in file regarding application of widow. Marriage 9 Apr 1822, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD by Rev Austin - certified by the Rev Wim F Lockwood, 65, Baltimore County, MD, pastor of St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church, Gamson Forest, Baltimore, MD from the records of the church.
  22. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, p 495. Edward Dorsey, his [Caleb's] brother, married Ellen[sic] Brown (of Moses) and in 1830 removed to St. Louis. His daughters were Mrs. Gilchrist Porter and the wife of Senator Broadhead, of Missouri.
  23. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129, Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Copied from Dorsey Bible; The following are names and ages of the sons and daughters of Edward W Dorsey and Eleanor his wife who were married by the Rev. Person Austin April 9 - 1822.
  24. Marriage Record, Maryland State Archives, MSA C376-4, No. 649, Baltimore County Court, p 232. 1822, 8 April No 649 Male: Edward W Dorsey; Female: Eleanor E Brown, minister: Austen.
  25. Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970, Indexing Project #M00929-2; Origin: Maryland-EASy; Film #: 13693; Ref#: p. 232 l 649. Groom's Name: Edward W Dorsey; Bride's Name: Eleanor E Brown; Marriage Date: 08 Apr 1822; Marriage Place: Baltimore, Maryland.
  26. Pension File, War of 1812, Deposition in the effort to get the widow's pension. James O Broadhead, visiting in California, and Caleb Dorsey, residing in Stanislaus County, CA deposed attest that Edward W Dorsey "died in the County of Pike, State of Missouri, on the 10th day of July 1858" and that they attended the funeral of the deceased.
  27. Daily Missouri Republican, Vol XXXVI, Issue: 161, p. 2. DIED: MR. EDWARD W. DORSEY died at his residence in Pike county, Missouri, Saturday, the 10th July, 1858. The disease was erysipelas, and proved fatal in the course of a week. Mr. Dorsey was born in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, October 8th, 1795. He lived on his farm in Pike about 22 years. He was not only respected, but loved by all who knew him. A neighbor who knew him long and intimately said: "He was the first to go to the house of affliction, and the last to leave it." Being loved and confided in by his neighbors, he was a mediator and peace-maker among them, and thus, as far as any one man could be, he was a bond or their union in social life. He was an exemplary member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. With an humble mind, he seemed to remember faithfully his baptismal covenant; and as, so far as man can judge, he lived in the house of his God and Saviour, we are justified in the hope that he died in Him and isblessed. To his friends and neighbors and family, his past life is an ever living sermon of Christian faith and Godliness. It is the consistency of Christian life with the precepts of the Scriptures which affords one of the strongest evidences of the origin and truth of that religion. He was the Senior Warden of St. Mark's Church at Bowling Green, and was buried with the service of that Church, in his own family cemetery on his farm. This testimonial is conscientiously and cordially offered by his PASTOR
    St. Louis, Louisville and Baltimore papers please copy.
  28. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 182.
  29. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 230-1. Worthington, Samuel (1734-1815). Although born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Samuel moved to Baltimore County by 1757 and contributed greatly to the revolutionary war effort.
  30. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 217. Samuel Worthington born Nov 17, 1734. Mary, daughter of Walter Tolley, wife of Samuel Worthington, born Mar 12, 1740. They were married Jan 29, 1758.
  31. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Samuel Worthington, male; marriage date: 17 Jan 1759; spouse: Mary Tolley; State: Maryland; County: Baltimore.
  32. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 182. Anne Arundel County Wills 20, f. 161.
  33. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 170. states year of birth was 1759.
  34. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 217. Comfort Worthington, born Jan 1762, intermarried with John W. Dorsey. Died July 23, 1837.
  35. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, footnote.com. Please return
    War Department
    War Records Office.
    Washington

    Hon Champ Clark Apl 26th/94
    House of Representatives
    Dr Sir

    Can you furnish
    Me with the full name of
    Col -------- Dorsey
    Of the Missouri State Guard, & afterwards with Genl S. Price
    In Confederate Service

    & Oblige
    Yours truly
    Jos Darr


    Caleb W. Dorsey is the name you want.

    Your, Champ Clark.

  36. Oakdale Leader, p 6, May 26, 1971, Centennial Edition. "Colonel" Caleb Dorsey joined his brothers, Thomas B. Dorsey and John W. Dorsey in their ranching enterprises in Stanislaus county shortly after the Civil War was over. Caleb was known as "Colonel" because he fought with the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
    Col. Caleb Dorsey, according to Tinkham's "History of Stanislaus County" was shot and killed May 28, 1885 in Sonora, by his partner over land trouble. In addition to being the Stanislaus County Supervisor and chairman of that body during the year when Oakdale became a town, 1870-71, "Col." Dorsey was also a member of the California State Assembly, 1877-78. After serving on the board of supervisors he established himself in Modesto and was president of the Modesto Bank in the early 1880's, at the same time his brother Thomas was president of the Oakdale Bank, both brothers ranking high as financiers and community leaders.
    The Dorsey family's original interest in the Oakdale area was the Dorsey ranch immediately across the Stanislaus River from Oakdale and east of 26 Mile Road. The ranch consisted of 1200 acres and was procured by the Dorsey family about 1865.
  37. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, (Roll: M432_409; Page: 219; Image: 438.). states he was born in Missouri - but every other census report I have lists him as having been born in Maryland - including his death as reported in the San Joaquin death register.
  38. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343. Caleb, age 16, born Missouri.
  39. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 367. He is a native of Maryland, and dates his birht near the city of Baltimore, September 7, 1833, his parents being Edward W and Elinor (Brown) Dorsey.
  40. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Caleb Dorsey, Sept 7 - 1833 (unmarried).
  41. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.
  42. Death Certificate, Register of Deaths, 1896, page 69. April 20, Dorsey, Caleb, white, aged 62, male, single, b. MD, cause of death: gunshot wound; certified by coroner.
  43. Stockton Daily Independent, Wednesday Morning, April 22, 1896, p 1. COL CALEB DORSEY KILLED; Shot by His Partner at the Mines Yesterday; Friends of a Lifetime Quarrel to the Extent of Murder Over the Output of the Mill
    Colonel Caleb Dorsey, the well known horseman and miner, was shot and killed at his mine near Columbia, in Tuolumne county, yesterday morning by J C Newcomer, his partner in the mine and his life-long friend, according to the stories that are told of the men. As far as can be learned there were no witnesses to the killing, and Newcomer asserts that he did it in self defense, and further than that he will not talk at present, though he has given himself up to Sheriff Yancey of Tuolumne county, and in the County Jail at Sonora...A nephew of the dead man works at the mine, but he did not see this shooting [might have been Edward Worthington Dorsey, son of Caleb's brother Thomas Beale Dorsey], though he may know something of the quarrel which preceded it. It remained at the mine when Newcomer started for Sonora to give himself up and he will not come from the mine until he returns with the Coroner in the morning. Colonel Dorsey was a brother of Mrs. Ewing of this city and an uncle of Dr. J D Young, of the medical corps at the State Insane Asylum. The Colonel had a relative named Charles Potter, who lived with him on the ranch and he was apprised of the killing as soon as possible yesterday. Mr. Potter was in Stockton yesterday and left for the ranch early in the forenoon. On his arrival at Oakdale yesterday afternoon the news of the killing was was told him and, acting on the advice of Dr. Young, who could not leave the city, he made arrangements to visit the ranch and caught the night stage for Sonora, where he would arrive at an early hour this morning. It was arranged that he should take charge of the remains in Sonora to day and bring them to this city for interment. The funeral will be held in this city at a time in to be announced hereafter. The deceased was a member of Stockton Commandery, Knights Templar, and had many warm friends in this city and county. He spent much of his leisure time here and frequently visited the local lodges of the Masonic fraternity. Colonel Dorsey has a brother, Thomas Dorsey, who resides at San Jose and who has been interested with the Colonel in several mining deals...
    AN ACCOUNT FROM SONORA; Sonora, April 21. - Colonel Caleb Dorsey of Oakdale, wealthy and prominent mine owner and rancher, was shot and killed at the Dorsey mine, eleven miles from Columbia, in this county, at 9 o'clock this morning by his mining partner, J T Newcomer, over a dispute that ensued upon Dorsey charging Newcomer with cleaning up and misappropriating the amalgam without the Colonel's knowledge. The defendant will claim justifiable homicide. He alleges that during the wrangle Colonel Dorsey attempted to draw his gun, with the usual result of being too slow. The matter has created the most profound sensation, owning to the age and standing of both parties in the community. Both gentlemen were between 60 and 70 years old. Mr. Newcomer absolutely refuses to talk until he consults counsel. He left the scene of the killing before his victim expired and came to Sonora and surrendered himself to the Sheriff. There were no eye witnesses to the affair. Mr. Dorsey died before any one reached him. The preliminary examination will be set to morrow.
  44. Inquest File, Carlo M De Ferrari Archive, Sonora, Tuolumne, CA -. Verdict -
    We the Coroners Jury summoned to inquire into the cause of death of Caleb Dorsey, Deceased That after viewing the remains and hearing the testimony produced Do find. That the said Caleb Dorsey came to his death from a Gunshot wound, on the morning of April 21st 1896 at the Dorsey Mine in Tuolumne Co, about fifteen (15) miles North east of Columbia. And we further find that the wound was inflicted by one J. T. Newcomer. We also find that the Deceased was a native of the state of Maryland and aged about 62 yrs.
    Fred Geo Burden, Frank R Collier, Henry Wagner, Joseph Harrison, S E Bateman, Wm. H Bailey, C H Burden Jr.
  45. Sonora Banner, April 24, 1896. DEATH OF COL. DORSEY;
    The people were surprised and startled last Tuesday morning when word reached Sonora that Col. Caleb Dorsey, of Oakdale, had been shot and killed by J T Newcomer.
    The particulars of the homicide are meager, as there were no witnesses to the tragedy. The mouth of Col. Dorsey is closed by death and his lips will never tell his side of the controversy. J T Newcomer pleads self-defense and his statements are to the effect that during the difficulty the Colonel made a move to draw his revolver and he, Newcomer, had to fire to save his life.
    At about three o'clock Tuesday afternoon Fred G. Burden, acting Coroner, went to the place of the murder, at the Snell mine, some twenty miles above Columbia, and held an inquest, at which it was developed that early on the morning mentioned Col. Dorsey mounted his horse and rode over to the cabin of J T Newcomer, distant a mile and a quarter from the Colonel's house. What preceded the shooting no one, except Newcomer, knows. It is in evidence that Dorsey entered the cabin and there the two men had a dispute relating to matters connected with the Star mine, in which Newcomer held a fourth interest. It is stated Newcomer had an objection to the management of the property and suggested that a receiver be appointed, to which the Col. sternly objected. Whether the killing was an outcome of that different opinion we do not know.
    Two shots were fired. One entered near the chest, the other close to the junction of the arm and the shoulder. The lower wound must have been the first inflicted as the bullet at the shoulder ranted downward as though it struck while the Col. was falling.
    After the shooting Newcomer left the cabin, closed and locked the door, mounted Dorsey's horse, rode to the Star mine, gave the key to the cook there and informed him of the shooting, stating that he did not know whether or not Dorsey was dead. The cook in turn gave the key to the Superintendent who went to the cabin and there found the dead body of Dorsey. The body was lying flat on the back, feet toward the fireplace and right hand under. An examination of the body showed that deceased had no weapon of any kind, J T Newcomer then continued his way to Sonora and surrendered himself to the Sheriff and was placed in jail.
    The remains were brought down on pack animals Wednesday night and a post mortem was held, at which it was demonstrated that the lower bullet had passed through the body and lodged itself in the back; the supper or neck shot, ranted downward and pierced the backbone between the fourth and fifth ribs. The remains were taken to Stockton yesterday for interment.
    The killing of Col. Dorsey has sent a thrill of regret throughout a large portion of the State. His death is a dreadful calamity to his relatives, especially to his cousins in Sonora, the family of the late C. C. Dorsey, for whom much sympathy is expressed. He was an old resident of Stanislaus county and there his honorable record has placed him high among the business men. He leaves a large estate, but unfortunately it is encumbered. He was native of Howard county, Maryland, and was 63 years of age. The slayer, J T Newcomer, has resided in this county some five years, during which time he had followed the vocation of a miner. He is a man of unbounded hospitality and sociability. He bears a creditable name among his acquaintances, and is a man noted for his quietness and attention to his own business. He is seventy years of age. If there could be anything to make the tragedy more and it would be the fact that the two men were bosom friends, and were never known to have a word of trouble up to the killing.
  46. Oakdale Graphic, April 22, 1896. COL. CALEB DORSEY; Shot and Killed by His Mining Partner;
    A telephone message from Sonora yesterday announced the death of Col. Caleb Dorsey of Oakdale. He was shot by his mining partner, J T Newcomer, at the mine, several miles north of Sonora. Newcomer gave himself up to the Sheriff of Tuolumne county, saying he killed his partner in self defence, but would say nothing further about the tragedy. The Coroner and a number of others proceeded immediately to the mine to hold an inquest and bring in the body of deceased.
    Messages from Sonora this morning say the Coroner has returned and reports that J T Newcomer shot Col. Caleb Dorsey with a revolver, one bullet penetrating the side and another the stomach.
    The body of Dorsey will be packed over the trail from the mine to Columbia, a distance of 15 miles, and will reach Sonora at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
    It is supposed that the remains will reach Oakdale to-morrow morning in time to be shipped to Stockton by the morning train.
    Newcomer, according to reports received here, says Dorsey accused him of stealing the amalgam. Newcomer called Dorsey a liar. Dorsey reached for his hip pocket as though to draw a pistol. Newcomer fired two shots, killing Dorsey instantly. Newcomer then started in haste for Sonora.
    Mr. Porter, a nephew of Col. Dorsey, went to Sonora last night. He says his uncle never went armed.
    The flag on the Masonic Hall at Oakdale is at half-mast, Col Dorsey being a member of the Lodge here.
  47. Oakdale Weekly Leader, Friday, April 24, 1896. COL. DORSEY KILLED; He is Shot by J T Newcomer, His Mining Partner;
    Col. Caleb Dorsey was shot and killed on Tuesday last about noon by J T Newcomer, his mining partner. The tragedy occurred at the mine, nineteen miles from Sonora, in a remote locality, accessible only by pack mules. Newcomer came direct to Sonora and gave himself up, saying that he had killed Colonel Dorsey in self-defense. He was very reticent, but finally said that the cause of the shooting grew out of Dorsey's accusing him of stealing amalgam from the mine. He replied that he (Dorsey) was a d---n liar. Whereupon the deceased reached for his weapon, but being too slow, Newcomer got the first two shots and killed him, one ball entering the side and the other the breast.
    The Coroner's jury found a verdict that the deceased came to his death from wounds inflicted by J T Newcomer.
    Col. Dorsey was apparently a most peacable man, and his friends are reluctant to believe that he was the aggressor. He and Newcomer were old friends and they regard it as absurd that they should quarrel over such a trivial cause.
    The remains were shipped to Stockton via Milton yesterday and the funeral will be held to-day at 2 PM under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. The following representations of Oakdale Lodge No. 275, F&AM, attended; J. Haslacher, Chas. T. Tullock, J. W. Tulloch, I. H. Clay, Geo. F. Stearns, E. L. Barkis, Dr. J. G. Thompson and Geo. W. Wigley.
  48. Oakdale Weekly Leader, Friday, May 8, 1890. LOCAL AND PERSONAL:

    J C Newcomer was held to answer without bonds for the killing of Col. Dorsey. Newcomer did not testify.

  49. Modesto Daily Evening News, Thursday Evening, April 23, 1896, p 1. COL. DORSEY'S DEATH; All Indications Show That He Was Killed Without Justification;
    From J S Alexander, of this city, who returned from Columbia late last night, we learn the following particulars of the killing of Colonel Caleb Dorsey. It shows very conclusively that the Colonel was assassinated by J T Newcomer.
    Mr. Alexander had a lengthy conversation with the Deputy Coroner of Tuolumne county after he had returned from the scene of the killing. The murder took place in Newcomer's house and the Colonel was lying dead upon the floor with his feet toward said nearly into the fireplace. The Colonel had on his overcoat and was lying upon his back with one hand under his body. There was no pistol on his person nor a weapon found in the house though a thorough search was made. Newcomer rode Col. Dorsey's horse to Columbia and from there to Sonora where he surrendered himself to Sheriff Yancey of Tuolumne county. There was no witness to the homicide. A man named Bailey was in the vicinity and Newcomer placed the young man in charge of the remains while he went to the county seat to surrender. The young man did not disturb the remains but had to sweep the fire back in the open fire-place to prevent it from burning the dead man's feet.
    Mr. Alexander was told by a few people with whom he spoke that Newcomer, the slayer of Colonel Dorsey was a very quarrelsome man and had had a number or bitter personal disputes with others quite recently. He is about 70 years of age. The theory of the deputy coroner is that Col. Dorsey was standing before the fireplace with his back to the fire and his hands behind him, warming himself, when shot.
    The funeral of the late Colonel will take place at Stockton, but we have not yet learned the date.
  50. Columbia, MO Herald, 8 May 1896. COLONEL CALEB DORSEY; His Killing Thought to Have Been Unprovoked - He Had an Excellent War Record:
    May inquiries have recently been made by his friends concerning the death of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, who was shot and killed in Tuolumne county, California, by a man named Newcomber, who was interested with him in a gold mine and mill in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, some distance from Sonora, Colorado. Dorsey was raised in Pike county, Missouri, and had numerous friends throughout the state. He served in the confederate army as a lieutenant colonel of a regiment in Shelby's Brigade, throughout the war of the rebelion(sic). He was universally respected and beloved wherever he was known, both here and in California, where he has resided on a ranche(sic) in Stanislaus county since the close of the war. From the best and most recent information obtained, it appears that no other persons were present at the time of the shooting -- it was done in a cabin near the mill, and after the shooting Newcomber locked the door and went over to the mine, which was about a mile off, and delivered the key to the cook -- said he had shot Dorsey in self-defense -- then went off.
    In a recent number or a Stockton paper just received appears the following: "The prevailing opinion seems to be that the killing of Colonel Dorsey, who was shot on Tuesday, April 21, was unprovoked and not in self-defense, as his slayer alleges. Colonel Dorsey had no weapon upon him, and no one can be found who does not say that he was never known to provoke a man to anger in private life. Mr. Rutherford, of Stockton, who knew Colonel Dorsey during the civil war, gave some interesting particulars of his life during the war, which stamp him as one of the bravest. coolest men who fought with General Price in the west. He said: 'After the war General Price told me that he considered Colonel Dorsey one of the most discreet, cool and brave men in his command, and that he would rather trust him with any delicate mission, or one that required unquestioned courage, than any other man in his army.'
    "Mr. Rutherford knew Colonel Dorsey from boyhood, and never before knew him to have a personal difficulty with anyone. He ended the interview by saying 'During all my acquaintance with Colonel Dorsey I never knew him to have an enemy; he never sought trouble and was too much respected for anyone even to offer him an insult.
    The above is taken from the St. Louis Record of last ----??---- Col. Dorsey will be well remembered by all familiar with the civil war in Boone county, where he commanded a regiment of ex-confederate troops and was the leader of that side in the famous battle at Mount Zion in the northeastern section of Boone county. Gen. Prentiss, we believe, commanding he federals. Col. Dorsey was highly esteemed, and was a brave soldier and a man of attractive personality. He was the brother of Mrs. Col. James O. Broadhead of St. Louis.
  51. San Jose Mercury News, P. 2. FATAL QUARREL; COLONEL DORSEY SHOT AND KILLED BY HIS MINING PARTNER;The slayer Asserts that He Fired in Self-Defense - One Witness to the Affray.
    Colonel Caleb Dorsey, a mining man, well known in this city, and who has a brother, T B Dorsey, residing at 405 South Tenth Street, was shot and killed near Stockton yesterday afternoon, at a mine in which he was interested with J T Newcomer. The latter was the slayer, firing two shots at Dorsey both taking effect.
    The scene of the tragedy was about fifteen miles from Columbia a short distance from Stockton and occurred at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A telegram from Stockton says:
    "The killing resulted from a dispute over a mine in which the two men were interested. After the shooting Newcomer went to Columbia by the trail leading from the mine to the town. When he arrived there he was almost breathless from the trip, which he made on foot. To Telephone Agent Davis he said that he had killed Dorsey in order to save his own life, but he was to excited to give any further particulars and hastened on to Sonora, where he surrendered himself into the custody of the Sheriff.
    "The only witness to the killing of Dorsey was the nephew of the murdered man, and he could not be reached at a late hour yesterday. As soon as the news of the killing was received at Columbus a number of men started on foot for the mine, among them the Coroner..."He was about 55 years of age. He has a brother lining in San Jose. Dorsey has owned the mine over which he was killed for the past twenty years, the property bearing his name. About six months ago Newcomer came from Texas to Columbia and purchased an interest in the mine. He had very little to say about the affair after surrendering to the authorities at Sonora and merely reiterated the statement made to the operator at Columbia that he shot in self-defense. Dorsey is connected by marriag with the family of General Young, one of the physicians on the asylum staff here, and has a sister living here, Mrs. L. E. D. Ewing." The young man who was the only witness to the shooting was E. W. Dorsey of San Jose. The deceased was 63 years old. He was a Colonel in the Confederate army under General Price in the Missouri campaign.
  52. St. Louis Republic, 5 May 1896, p. 3. COLONEL CALEB DORSEY; HIS KILLING THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN UNPROVOKED - HE HAD AN EXCELLENT WAR RECORD

    Many inquiries have recently been made by his friends concerning the death of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, who was shot and killed in Tuolumne County, California, by a man named Newcomber, who was interested with him in a gold mine and mill in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, some distance from Sonora, Colo. Dorsey was raised in Pike County, Misouri(sic), and had numerous friends throughout the State. He served in the Confederate Army as Lieutenant Colonel of a regiment in Shelby's Brigade, throughout the War of the Rebellion. He was universally respected and beloved wherever he was known, both here and in California, where he has resided on a rancho in Stanislaus County since the close of the war. From the best and most recent information obtained, it appears that no other persons were present at the time of the shooting - it was done in a cabin near the mill, and after the shooting Newcomber locked the door and went over to the mine, which was about a mile off, and delivered the key to the cook - said he had shot Dorsey in self-defense - then went on.
    In a recent number of a Stockton paper just received appears the following "The prevailing opinion seems to be that the killing of Colonel Dorsey, who was shot on Tuesday, April 21, was unprovoked and not in self-defense, as his slayer alleges Colonel Dorsey had no weapon upon him, and no one can be found who does not say that he was never known to provoke a man to anger in private life. Mr. Rutherford of Stockton, who knew Colonel Dorsey during the civil war, gave some interesting particulars of his life during the war, which stamp him as one of the bravest, coolest men who fought with General Price in the West. He said 'After the war General Price told me that he considered Colonel Dorsey one of the most discreet, cool and brave men in his command, and that he would rather trust him with any delicate mission, or one that required unquestioned courage, than any other man in his army.'
    Mr. Rutherford knew Colonel Dorsey from boyhood, and never before knew him to have a personal difficulty with anyone. He ended the interview by saying, "During all my acquaintance with Colonel Dorsey I never knew him to have an enemy; he never sought trouble and was too much respected for anyone ever to offer him an insult.".

  53. Ancestry.com, One World Tree - unsourced.
  54. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Abell Browne, the eldest son of Roberts, settled in the neighborhood of Sykesville...His wife, Susannah Browne, joined him...The issue of Abell and Susannah Browne were Elias, Moses, Ruth, wife of Thomas Cockey, and Rebecca, wife of George Frazer Warfield.
  55. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Ca 1760 Abel 2nd married Susannah Shipley, dau of Adam Shipley & Catherine Hamilton, in Baltimore (later Carroll) County, MD. Born in 1742, Susannah died aft 1796 in Baltimore (later Carroll) County, MD.
  56. Browne Genealogy - Ancestry.com.
  57. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Elias Browne, Sr, died a young man in 1800. His brother, Moses Browne - Mary Snowden. Issue, Frank - Lucinda Edmondston and had Moses of Missouri.
  58. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Mary Snowden, Moses Brown, m. 25 Apr 1797, Baltimore Co, MD.
  59. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Eleanor Elizabeth (1804-1892).
  60. Handwritten notes in family records.
  61. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 4. In 1658 the Quakers came into Maryland spreading their religion among the settlers, claiming as their converts Thomas Mears, Nicholas Wyatt, Edward Dorsey and Ann, his wife, and many others. That the Dorseys did embrace this faith is shown by a eltter written by Robert Clarkson, a Quaker convert, to Elizabeth Harris, then in England, in which he said that Ann Dorsey had abundant grace, but he seemed doubtful that her husband would stick to the faith. (Md. Hist. Mag. XXXII, 47).
  62. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 4. Edward Darcy was drowned before August 2, 1659 off the Isle of Kent.
  63. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, May/Dec 2000, P 4/7. Iss: Edward, Jr. b. 1645; Sarah b. 1647; Joshua; & John b. 1653.
  64. Maryland State Archives, Index to Marriage Records 1649-1886 S1397 - MSA SE 27-44. MARRIAGE REFERENCE:
    Dorsey, John M Pleasance (Ely) (2nd Thos. Wainwright)
    Remarks: Baltimore County, Date on Manuscript: 1714, 1803
    References: Judgments Liber 102 folio 616.
  65. Lawrence & Related Families, P. 133. Caleb Dorsey, s/o John & Pleasance (Ely) Dorsey, was b Nov 11, 1685 at "Hockley-in-the-Hole" on the Severn, which was subsequently deeded to him by his father.
  66. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 152.
  67. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, p 62. Caleb was born at "Hockley" in 1686. In 1704, he married and came into possession of the whole estate. His wife was Elinor Warfield, youngest daughter of Richard and Elinor (Browne) Warfield. They lived in the old mansion house, which stood only a few feet from the railroad, just west of "Best Gate.".
  68. Lawrence & Related Families, P. 133. On Aug 24, 1704 he m Eleanor Warfield, b Jul 10, 1683 AA Co, d 1752 AA Co, Md, d/o Richard Warfield & Eleanor Browne.
  69. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 73, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elinor Wharfield m. 24 Aug 1704.
  70. Lawrence & Related Families, P 133. The will of Caleb Dorsey was probated in AA Co in 1742, dated 11/11/1742.
  71. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, No 11, Feb 2002. Richard Warfield, b. 1622, England, d. 1703, Ann Arundel Co, MD, immigrant 1659, s/o Richard & Ann; m. 1670 AA Co Eleanor Brown.
  72. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, 62. Caleb was born at "Hockley" in 1686. In 1704, he married and came into possession of the whole estate. His wife was Elinor Warfield, youngest daughter of Richard and Elinor (Browne) Warfield. They lived in the old mansion house, which stood only a few feet from the railroad, just west of "Best Gate.".
  73. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 200, All Hallow's Parish. Eleanor Warfield bur. 13 Feb 1719.
  74. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 179. m. (1) c. 1686 Capt. John Worthington, b. 1650; d. 9 Apr 1701.
  75. Headstone. Notes written by Eleanor Young: In St. Anne's Church Yard, Annapolis, MD: "Here lieth interred The body of Capt. John Worthington Who departed this life The 9th day of April, 1701, Aged 51 years.
  76. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families.
  77. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 181. m. (1) Mar. 12, 1713 Helen Hammond (St. Paul's), d. bef. 1724.
  78. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p255. Helen, m. John Worthington, II, son of Capt John and Sarah (Howard) Worthington, and had issue.
  79. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5.
  80. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 179. d. 21 Dec 1726 (St. Margaret's) Anne Arundel County.
  81. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, May/Dec 2000, P 7/ 4. Iss: Edward, Jr. b. 1645; Sarah b. 1647; Joshua; & John b. 1653.
  82. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. Major General John Hammond, son of John, of Anne Arundel Co, MD, b. 1643, on the Isle of Wight; d. 1707 in Maryland; was the first of the name to remain in Maryland.
  83. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. He m. Mary Howard, (dau of Matthew Howard).
  84. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 255. Col Thomas Hammond... m. (2nd) Mary Heath, dau of Thomas Heath.
  85. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 181. Helen Worthington, first wife of John, was the daughter of Thomas Hammond, who died in 1724. He named his grandson William Worthinton in his will, but since Helen is not mentioned, it is assumed that she had died before that date. (Wills 18, f. 350).
  86. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. John Worthington was made a widower at a young age. In 1728, he married Comfort, who is believed to be the daughter, born August 15, 1701 to John and Anne (Greenbury) Hammond.
  87. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. John Worthington was made a widower at a young age. In 1728, he married Comfort, who is believed to be the daughter, born August 15, 1701 to John and Anne (Greenbury) Hammond.
  88. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. Comfort Worthington, the wife of John, was buried from St. Ann's Church on March 18, 1741/2.
  89. Handwritten notes in family records. Samuel Browne - father of Abell Browne - a commander of a vessel, probably came from Dumfries, Scotland.
  90. Handwritten notes in family records. Abell Browne, m. Mary Phillips - Harwood - Calvert Co. MD - will 1702 - d. 1702 - parents of Robert Browne.
  91. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Robert Browne, of Abell...by his wife Mary, daughter of Thomas Tindale, who granted her "Dinah's Beaver Dam," on Herring Creek, he had the following heirs named in his will of 1728: Abell, John, Robert, Joseph and Benjamin. This last son had a daughter, Elizabeth Browne, who married Jacob Carr.
  92. Handwritten notes in family records. Robert Browne - will dated 1728 - d. 1728 - m. Mary Tindale.
  93. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Matthew Howard, Sr, b. 1609 England, d. 1652 VA, m. Anne who died 1651, VA.
  94. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 118. Thomas Beale Dorsey for a number of years was a member of the vestry of St Ann's Parish, serving at different times in the capacity of vestryman as well as warden.
  95. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 118. His will was admitted to probate in Anne Arundel County on November 13, 1771. The dwelling and plantation went to his eldest son, Caleb, along with a number of negroes. Land near Upton called "Upper Quarter" purchased from John Sellman and Ely Dorsey was devised to his second son, John Worthington Dorsey. The "Lower Quarter" was willed to his youngest son, Thomas Beale Dorsey. One third of the personal estate and one third of the realty were devised to the widow; a number of negroes were bequeathed to his daughter, Sarah Meriweather.
  96. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 118. His will was admitted to probate in Anne Arundel County on November 13, 1771. His estate was finally settled by his executors, Caleb Dorsey and Reuben Meriweather, in 1804 and divided among the four representatives.
  97. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 117. He married Anne, the daughter of John Worthington. From her father, Mrs. Dorsey received the dwelling and plantation known as "Wyatt's Harbor" and the tract "Wyatt's Hills.".
  98. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 170.
  99. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 101, St Anne's Parish. Thomas Beale Dorsey and Anne parents of Sarah Dorsey dau b. 13 Oct 1747.
  100. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 170. Caleb Dorsey, b. Mar 13, 1749; d. Apr 14, 1837 (Tombstone).
  101. Find A Grave Memorial, #49456755. Dorsey, Caleb, b. Mar 13, 1749, d. Apr 14, 1837.
  102. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 48. Caleb took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778.
  103. Maryland Journal, 12 Jan 1779, p. 2. TWENTY DOLLARS REWARD
    Anne Arundel County, January 9, 1779
    Ran away, from the subscriber's plantation, near Annapolis, in November last, a dark Mulatto Boy, named PHILL, 16 or 17 years old, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, talks sharp, is likely, very artful and sensible. Had on an old red jacket, without sleeves, a pair of leather breeches, half-worn, and shoes. I understand he has changed his name, and passes in Baltimore-Town as free; he calls his name Tom. -- Whoever will take up said Negro, and bring him to me, near Ellicott's mills, shall receive the above reward, from CALEB DORSEY, son of Thomas. NB All masters of vessels are forewarned taking him off at their peril, and all persons whatsoever from hiring or concealing said Negro.
  104. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, P 1, 3 Oct 1834. IN CHANCERY, 24th September, 1834 -- Caleb Dorsey vs. George Fox and others. --- The object of the Bill filed in this cause is to obtain a decree for the sale of the mortgaged property hereinafter mentioned for the complainant's claim. The Bill states that Charles Fox, in his life time being indebted unto the said Caleb Dorsey of Thomas, in the sum of two hundred dollars, in order to secure the payment thereof executed a deed of mortgage to the said Caleb Dorsey of Thomas, for all that Tract or Parcel of Land called Hatherly's Resolution, lying and being in Anne Arundel county, containing 50 acres of Land more or less: That said Charles Fox hath since departed this life and left the following named person his heirs at law, to wit: George Fox, Sarah wife of George Owing, and the children of his son, Richard Fox (who has also departed this life,) viz: Charles Fox, Amos Fox, Sarah wife of John Macrone, Mary wife of William Bell, Susan wife of Hammond Shipley, and Elizabeth Fox. The Bill also states that said debt still remains unpaid, and that the said Sarah wife of George Owings, Charles Fox and Amos Fox, reside out of the State of Maryland, and beyond the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court. It is thereupon ordered, That the complainant by causing a copy of this order to be inserted once in each of three successive weeks in some newspaper before the 25th day of October next, give notice to the absent defendants of the substance and object of the Bill, that they may be warned to appear in this Court in person or by a Solicitor on or before the 24th day of January next, to shew cause (if any they have) why a decree should not pass as prayed. True copy, Test, Ramsay Waters, Reg Cur Can Sep 27.
  105. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Caleb Dorsey, son of above Thomas Beale Dorsey of Caleb & Eleanor, 14 April 1837.
  106. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 51. Dorsey, Caleb, son of Thomas, died Friday, 14th ult., at Alpton, his residence in A A Co., in his 90th year. He has left a wife to whom he has been married 65 years.
  107. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 21. 1837, April 16, Caleb Dorsey, Senr.
  108. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5 No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Caleb Dorsey and Elizabeth Worthington, 25 Feb 1772.
  109. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 50. John became a 2nd Lieutenant on June 6, 1776 in the 3rd Maryland Line and participated in the battles of Long Island and White Plains. (Ref: C-201, R-196, N-534, H-38).
  110. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 50. In 1778 he became a Captain in the Elk Ridge Battalion under Col. Thomas Dorsey. (Ref: C-201, R-196, N-534, H-38). "H" = Archives of MD, Vol 18, "Muster Rolls of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution, 1775-1783" (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1900).
  111. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, P. 4. A FARM FOR SALE
    By virtue of an order from Anne-Arundel County Court, will be sold at Public Auction at Jehu Young's Tavern, in the county aforesaid, on MONDAY, the fourteenth day of December next at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, the Farm whereon Caleb Frost (deceased) resided, lying on Patapsco Falls in said county, about six miles from Ellicott's Mills, and sixteen miles from Baltimore, containing upwards of eighty acres. This land is well watered and highly adapted to the use of Plaister and Clover. Persons wishing to purchase will no doubt view the premises. -- The terms of sale are that bonds for the purchase money with approved security, bearing interest, are to be given, payable in three equal annual installments.
    CHARLES FOX
    JOHN W DORSEY
    CALEB DORSEY, of Jno.
    The editor of the Maryland Republican, at Annapolis, will insert the above once a week for six weeks, and send his bill to this office for payment.
  112. Dorsey Genealogy from internet source. He was buried in St John's Cemetery, Howard Co, MD next to his wife: John Worthington Dorsey Oct 8 1750 - May 13, 1823.
  113. Find A Grave Memorial, #49455906. Dorsey, Thomas Beale, b. Aug 25, 1761, d. Sep 8, 1828.
  114. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. Thomas Beale Dorsey, son of Thomas Beale and Anne (Worthington) Dorsey, was born August 25, 1761, Anne Arundel County.
  115. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. Thomas Beale Dorsey dated his will March 16, 1827, it being proved in Anne Arundel County on October 20, 1828
    He bequeathed his wife, Achsah, the dwelling and plantation during her widowhood, then to his three daughters - Achsah, Sally and Nancy. He named his nephew, Charles Worthington Dorsey of Caleb, as the guardian of his minor daughters.
  116. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. He died on September 6, 1828.
  117. Find A Grave Memorial, #49455906. Dorsey, Thomas Beale, b. Aug 25, 1761, d. Sep 8, 1828.
  118. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. Thomas Beale Dorsey dated his will March 16, 1827, it being proved in Anne Arundel County on October 20, 1828.
  119. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 129. On January 1, 1784, in Baltimore County, he obtained license to marry his kinswoman, Achsah, the daughter of Samuel and Eleanor (Woodward) Dorsey.
  120. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 5, No 4, Nov 1964, p 65, Dorsey Bible Records. Thomas Beale Dorsey and Achsah Brown - 28 October 1806.
  121. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 128. His first wife died untimely - he married secondly Achsah Brown, October 25, 1806, according to Baltimore County Records.
  122. Federal Census, 1790, Maryland, 1790, Anne Arundel Co, MD; Roll: M637_3; Image: 0217. John Worthington Dorsey, 2 males 16 and over, 4 males under 16, 3 females, one other free person, 20 slaves.
  123. Federal Census, 1800, Maryland, 1800, Anne Arundel Co, MD; Roll: 9; Page: 82; Image: 45. John W Dorsey - 2 males under 10, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over; 1 female 26-44.
  124. Federal Census, 1810, Maryland, 1810, Anne Arundel Co, MD; Roll: 14; Page: 64; Image: 40.00. John W Dorsey, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 26-44.
  125. Federal Census, 1820, Maryland, 1820, Dist 5, Anne Arundel, MD, Roll: M33_41; Page: 351; Image: 176. John W Dorsey, 1 white male 16-26, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 45 and over; 12 persons involved in agriculture;
    Slaves: 7 males under 14, 4 males 14-26, 1 male 26-45, 3 males 45 and over, 5 females under 14, 4 females 14-26, 6 females 26-45, 2 females 45 and over; 1 freed male colored person.
  126. Dorsey Genealogy from internet source. She died on 23 Jul 1837. She was buried in St John's Cemeter, Howard Co, MD. Buried next to her husband, Dorsey, Comfort, 78 years old, died July 23, 1837.
  127. Maryland State Archives - online database, History of the Maryland Court of Appeals. 1848 - 1851 - Thomas Beale Dorsey - Howard County. Born in Ann Arundel County, October 17, 1780. Son of John Worthington Dorsey and wife Comfort Worthington. Married Milcah Goodwin. Died December 26, 1855. Buried in St. John's Churchyard, Ellicott City, Howard County.
  128. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 142. Thomas Beale Dorsey was graduated from St John's College at Annapolis in 1799.
  129. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 142. He was at one time Attorney General of Maryland, and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals. In 1815 he was a member of the State Constitutional Convention.
  130. Wikipedia, online - chronological list of Attys Genl of Maryland. Thomas Beale Dorsey - from 1822 to 1824.
  131. Maryland State Archives - online database, Attorneys General (1777- ). 7. 1822 - 1824 Thomas Beale Dorsey - of Howard County. Born in Anne Arundel County, October 17, 1780. Son of John Worthington Dorsey and wife Comfort Worthington. Married Milcah Goodwin. Died December 26, 1855. Buried in St. John's Churchyard, Ellicott City, Howard County.
  132. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, 7 June 1826, Vol XXVII, Issue 134, page 2. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND - The Trustees of the University of Maryland, appointed by tan act of the general assembly at their last session, are requested to meet in the city of Annapolis at Williamson's Hotel, on Thursday 15th instant, at 10 o'clock AM. The institution is a valuable one, and the citizens of the state generally are deeply interested in its properity, and as this will be the first meeting under the supplemental law, a punctual attendance of the members will be expected - a list of the trustees is subjoined: John E Howard, Theodorick Bland, Stevenson Archer, Thomas B Dorsey, Roger B Taney, Robert Smith, Ezekiel F Chambers, Robert Gilmor, Dennis Claude, James Stewart, Reverdy Johnson, John P K Henshaw, James Thomas, Geo. Roberts, Benedict I Semmes, John Nelson, John C Herbert, Nathaniel Williams, Isaac McKim, Henry Wilkins and William Erick. Joseph Kent, President of the Board of Trustees.
  133. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, Vol XLI, Issue 241, p 1, 18 Mar 1834. BANKING HOUSE OF POULTNEY, ELLICOTT & CO., No 162 Baltimore Street, Poultney, Ellicott & Co. have conveyed to the following Trustees, viz: Hon. Thomas Beale Dorsey, Luke Tiernan, Esq., Reverdy Johnson, Esq., Thomas C. Jenkins, Esq., Hon. Stevenson Archer, and Thomas Ellicott, Esq.
    an ample amount of real-estate as collateral security for the fulfilment of all their engagements as bankers. Deposites will be received in their bank, upon which the following rates of interest will be allowed, viz:
    On deposites payable 90 days after demand, 5 per ct.
    On do payable 30 days after demand, 4 per ct.
    On do payable on demand 3 per ct.
    Collections will be made on all parts of the United States where banks are established.
    Discount Days - MONDAYS & THURSDAYS.
  134. Baltimore Sun, P. 2. 6 Jul 1848, Baltimore Sun

    MARYLAND JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS
    We learn that Wm F Frick, Esq., has been appointed, by the Governor, Chief Judge of the district composed of Baltimore city and county and Harford county, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge Archer. He has also appointed Judge Thomas B. Dorsey, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Judge Dorsey, who has so long and so acceptably discharged the responsible duties of a Judge f the High Court of Appeals, and presiding Judge of the Anne Arundel county district, is advanced to the honorable position of Chief Justice of the Court, as his service, learning and ability required he should be...

  135. Maryland Manual, 1948-1949, p 395. Chief Judges - Thomas Beale Dorsey, 1848-1851.
  136. Maryland Manual, 1948-1949, p 394. Judges of the Court of Appeals - Thomas Beale Dorsey, Anne Arundel County, 1824-1851.
  137. Baltimore Sun, 6 Jul 1848, p. 2. MARYLAND JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS: We learn that W. F Frick, Esq, has been appointed, by the Governor, Chief Judge of the district composed of Baltimore city and county and Afrford county, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge Archer. He has also appointed Judge Thomas B Dorsey, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Judge Dorsey, who has so long and so acceptably discharged the responsible duties of a Judge of the High Court of Appeals, and presiding Judge of the Anne Arundel county district, is advanced to the honorable position of Chief Justice of the Court, as his service, learning and ability required he should be...
  138. Hartford Gazette and General Advertiser, p. 2. APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES; We learn that the Governor of Maryland has appointed Judge Thomas B Dorsey, of Anne Arundel County, to the high and responsible office of Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals. Judge Dorsey has long been on the bench, as Chief Judge of his judicial district, and also as an Associate of the Court of Appeals; and his extended and faithful service, coupled with exalted integrity and talent, eminently fit him as a worth successor of the regretted Archer.
  139. Maryland State Archives - online database.
  140. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 142. Milcah, his wife, died on September 25, 1850, and was buried in St John's Churchyard at Ellicott City. Justice Dorsey died on December 26, 1855, and was interred beside that of his wife.
  141. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 25. 1855, Dec 28, Thos B. Dorsey.
  142. Baltimore Sun, 2 May 1847, p 4. (Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun)
    Ellicotts' Mills, May 2d 1847.
    The stable of Col Charles Carroll, on the Donghoregan Manor, about four miles from this place, were consumed on the night of the 26th ult. and six of his choicest carriage-horses burnt. Four others were so badly injured by the flames that their recovery is doubtful.
    The woods of Judge Thomas B. Dorsey caught fire on Tuesday afternoon last, occasioned by some sparks from a locomotive, and before the flames could be arrested, they had spread over four hundred acres of his estate - consuming fences, brushwood, and everything else within their scope. This is the fifth time that these woods have caught fire from a like cause. Judge D. contemplates instituting a suit against the Railroad Company for damages.
    ...Your friend, Patapsco.
  143. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 34. 1875, Oct 26th, Samuel Worthington Dorsey.
  144. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals p 24. 1871, 17 Aug, John T. W. Dorsey.
  145. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 24. 1871, 17 Aug, John T. W. Dorsey.
  146. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 143. Caleb Dorsey, son of John Worthington and Comfort (Worthington) Dorsey was born September 7, 1787, at Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel County.
  147. Federal Census, 1850, Kentucky. Caleb Dorsey, 63, farmer, $80,000, b. MD;
    Charles, 23, b. KY;
    Ann, 18, b. KY;
    Caleb, 11, b. KY.
  148. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, P. 4. Selling farm with father and Charles Fox - see source detail under father - same item.
  149. Federal Census, 1850, Kentucky, 1850, District 1, Jefferson, KY; Roll: M432_205; Page: 220; Image: 440. Caleb Dorsey, 63, farmer, $80,000, b. MD;
    Charles, 23, b. KY;
    Ann, 18, b. KY;
    Caleb, 11, b. KY.
  150. Federal Census, 1860, Kentucky, 1860, 2nd District, Jefferson, KY; Roll: M653_377; Page: 1086; Image: 343. Caleb Dorsey, 73, farmer, $70,000, $39,600, b. MD;
    Joseph Zimmerman, 67, Farm overseer, $250, b. KY.
  151. John Worthington Dorsey Genealogy. Caleb Dorsey and Mary Ann Taylor were married on 13 Mar 1816 in Jefferson Co., KY. Mary ann Taylor (dau of James Taylor and Frances Moore) died before 1850.
  152. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 143. He married March 13, 1816, Mary Ann Taylor, born 1797, the daughter of James and Frances (Moore) Taylor of Orange Co, VA.
  153. Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850. Caleb Dorsey m. Mary Ann Taylor, 7 Mar 1816, Jefferson County, KY.
  154. Index to the War of 1812 Pension Files, p 606. Dorsey, Edward W, Eleanor Elizabeth (Brown) WC-26058, m. 9 Apr 1822, Baltimore, MD, sd (soldier died) 10 Jul 1858, Pike City, MO, wd (widow died) about 1892, srv (served) R Burgess' Maryland Militia, lived Pike City, MO and widow also lived Stanislaw (sic) and San Joaquin counties, CA.
  155. Maryland Militia, War of 1812,, p. 34. Edward W Dorsey, 20, joined Aug 16, 17, 1813.
  156. Maryland Militia, War of 1812, p. 41. Edward W Dorsey, 32nd Regiment, 4th Cpl.
  157. Pension File, War of 1812, Various pages in package - filed in large file. EWDorsey enlisted in Anne Arundel County, MD and served 30 days in July and August 1814, as Fourth Seargeant in Captain Roderick Burgess' Company of Maryland Militia.

    Application for bounty land warrant, presented before the Probate Court, Bowling Green, Pike, MO and certified by the Judge of the Probate Court, Judge Thomas J C Fagg, 16 Jan 1851. Warrant #31644 issued 3 Dec 1851 for 40 acres.

  158. Pension File, War of 1812.
  159. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 143. Edward Worthington Dorsey served as corporal in Captain Owings' Company, 32d Maryland Regiment, War of 1812.
  160. Index to War of 1812 Pension Files, p 606. DORSEY Edward W., Eleanor Elizabeth (Brown) WC-26058, m 9 Apr 1822 Baltimore MD, sd 10 Jul 1858 Pike Cty, MO, WD about 1892, srv R Burgess' MD Mil, lived Pike Cty MO & wid also lived Stanslaw & San Joaquin Cts CA.
  161. Federal Census, 1820, Maryland, 1820, Dist 5, Anne Arundel, MD; Robb: M33_41; Page: 351; Image: 176. Edward W Dorsey, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45;
    17 slaves: 5 males under 14, 3 males 14-26, 1 male 26-45, 5 females under 14, 1 female 14-26, 2 females 26-45.
  162. Federal Census, 1830, Maryland, 1830 Census Place: District 6, Baltimore, MD; Roll: 55; Page: 181. Edward Dorsey, 2 boys under five, 1 male btw 30 and 40, 1 female betw 5 and 10, one female betw 20 and 30.
  163. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book D, p 396. Sale of 500 acres of land from John W Gillum and wife Mary Ann to Edward W Dorsey, 2 June 1834, thus adding to the proof of the date of his migration from Maryland.
  164. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, 18 June 1834, Vol XLII, Issue 320, Page 3. A VALUABLE FARM FOR SALE -In virtue of a deed executed to us for that purpose, the subscribers will sell on Monday, the 23d day of June next, at eleven o'clock, AM at public auction on the premises the FARM in the fork of Patapsco Falls, in Baltimore County, whereon Edward W Dorsey (now on a visit to the State of Missouri, whereto he is about to remove) resides. This Farm lies within one hundred yards of Marriottville, on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, about 26 miles from Baltimore, and contains between 490 and 500 ACRES OF LAND: about one half of which is in wood, and the greater portion of that which is cleared is of excellent quality, being grey rock and limestone land and well watered. There are thereon about 20 acres of valuable bottom Meadow, a good Mill Seat and the half of two others, (in the disposition of which, with his ?? , the adjoining proprietor is willing to unite) and several quarries of Limestone of superior quality. The improvements are a convenient NEW STONE DWELLING HOUSE, a Kitchen, Negro Quarter, Barn, Stables, Tobacco House, Ice House, Apple Orchard &c; also, two Lime Kilns, situated about 100 yards from the Rail Road; with the necessary houses for the accommodation of hands engaged in burning lime. The extreme healthiness of this farm, extensive and beautiful prospects, its susceptibility of embellishment and increased fertility, render it a most desirable object to him who seeks a residence in the country. The terms of sale will be modified to suit the purchaser. Persons wishing to view the premises will apply to Mr. Basil Dorsey, who resides on the adjoining farm.

    THOMAS B. DORSEY
    JOHN T W DORSEY

    NB The subscribers would sell this property (if desired) at private sale at any time before the 15th of June next.

  165. Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser, P 3. Same article as found in Baltimore Patriot Newspaper.
  166. Baltimore Patriot Newspaper, 18 June 1834, Vol XLII, Issue 320, Page 3. He advertised for the sale of his property in MD because he had moved out to Missouri (see property fact). Copy of newspaper article in book.
  167. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Col. Edward Worthington Dorsey born near Baltimore Oct 1793 married Eleanor Elizabeth Brown of Baltimore 1822. The moved with their family of children and many slaves to Pike County Mo. 1837 to a large tract of land S-E of Bowling Green on or near the rad between B. G. and Cyrene.
  168. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Susanna, of Moses, was the wife of Elias Browne, the Congressman; Ellen Browne was the wife of Edward Dorsey, brother of Chief Justice Thomas Beale Dorsey. Their daughter, Comfort, married Gilchrist Porter, member of Congress from Missouri; and their daughter, Mary - James A. Broadhead, US Senator and Minister to Switzerland. Ann Browne, of Moses, married Colonel Steele, of Kentucky. Their daughter, Florence, is now the widow of Senator Vance, of North Carolina. Mary Ann Browne, of Moses, - Westley Bennett, whose daughter, Susan Ann - Stephen Thomas, Cockey Browne, father of Ex-Governor Frank Browne. Rebecca Browne, of Moses, - Dr. Benjamin Edmondston, brother of Frank Browne's wife. Theresa Browne, of Moses - Larkin Lawrence. All of these, viz.: Edward Dorsey, Frank Browne, Colonel Steele, Dr. Edmondston, and a number of other relatives, went west in 1831. They formed a great caravan of wagons, with their children, negroes and cattle. Some went to Kentucky, some to Illinois, and others to Missouri, then the far West.
  169. Lincoln Co, MO, Records, pp 335, 336, book unknown. Sale from Daniel & Catherine Emerson to Edward W Dorsey - $1200 for 203 1/2 acres:
    west 1/2 sw quarter of Sec 4 T51N R 2W containing 80 acres;
    east 1/2 se quarter of Sec 4 T51N R 2W containing 80 acres;
    SW 1/4 nw quarter of Sec 4 T51N R 2W containing 43 1/2 acres.
  170. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book D, p 629. Earliest known purchase of land in Pike County - 18 Nov 1832 - from John Myers and wife.
  171. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6952. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 160 acres: NE quarter of S21 T52N R2W.
  172. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6954. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 160 acres: NE quarter of S21 T52 R2W.
  173. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6955. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: east 1/2 of the NW quarter of S32 T52 R2W.
  174. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6956. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: west 1/2 of the NE quarter of S32 T52 R2W.
  175. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6958. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 87.28 acres: east 1/2 of the NE quarter of S4 T51 R2W.
  176. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #6957. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: west 1/2 of the SW quarter of S34 T52 R2W.
  177. Land Patent, Missouri, Doc 6953. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: W 1/2 SE quarter of S21 T52 R2W.
  178. Land Patent, Missouri, Doc 6959. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 80 acres: north 1/2 of the NW quarter of S3 T51 R2W.
  179. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book F, p 467-468. Served as Security for Mortgage for Debt of Josiah and Ann Jackson, $237 to A B Chambers and John Mackey.
  180. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #12281. Land Patent issued 15 Feb 1836, for 107.04 acres: SE quarter of S34 T52 R2W.
  181. Federal Census, 1840, Missouri, , Pike, MO; Roll: 228; Page: 88. Edward Dorsey, 2 males betw 5 and 10, 1 male betw 10 and 15, 1 male betw 20 & 30, 1 male betw 40 & 50; 1 female under 5, 1 female betw 10 and 15, 1 female betw 30 & 40, 1 female betw 60 & 70. One mother was living with them assumedly - since his mother had died in 1837, it may have been Eleanor's mother.
  182. Land Patent, Missouri, Pike, TWP School Land Patent, Vol D, Page 420, reel S187. Pike County, Sale of Township School Land, 40 acres, $75.
  183. Land Patent, Missouri, Pike, WWP Scholl Land Patent, Vol D, Page 419, reel S167. Missouri Land Patent, Sale of Township School Lands, 160 acres at the price of One dollar and twenty five cents per acre.
  184. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Deed Book I, pp 469-470. Deed of Trust - debt to Ellen Haff of $819.16 - three slaves held as collateral - paid off 26 May 1852.
  185. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book 1, pp 631-32.
  186. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, Missouri, 1850 US Federal Cenusu - Slave Schedules; NARA Roll: M432. Edward W Dorsey lists 10 slaves, 5 males ages 2 - 50 and 5 females ages 14 - 60.
  187. Probate Court Records, Warrant #31644. On January 16, 1851, Edward W Dorsey, then a resident of Pike County, Missouri, applied for the bounty land which was due on account of his service in the War of 1812. He was allowed forty acres of bounty land on Warrant No. 31644, under the act of September 28, 1850.
  188. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book M, p 564.
  189. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book N, p 260.
  190. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book N, pp 379-380.
  191. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Book N, pp 604-605.
  192. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Bk N (?) page 368. Sale 5th day of January 1854, Benjamin H Crow, John B Crow and Isaac T Crow sold a total of 200 acres for $800 located in Township 52, Range 2W - recorded 1 Sept 1856.
  193. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Deed Book P, pp 54-55. Deed of Trust to Aaron McPike for $7,000 due - land as collateral - paid in full 5 Jun 1860.
  194. Probate Court Records, Warrant #55142. On April 13, 1955. this soldier applied for the additional bounty land which was due on account of his service in the War of 1812. He was then residing in Pike County, Missouri, and was aged sixty-one years. He was granted one hundred and twenty acres of bounty land under Warrant No. 55142, under the Act of March 3, 1855. He signed Edward W Dorsey.
  195. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, WC 26-058 Edward Dorsey Pension File, 1812. Correspondence from Edward W. Dorsey to his wife who is in Maryland visiting family. He specifically discusses John and Tom and their plans.
  196. Probate Court Records, Copied by Harriet Worrell, PCGS, June 2009, Book 5, pp 66, 67. July 17, 1858: "I, Ellenor E Dorsey of said County, the widow of Edward W Dorsey dec'd hereby relinquish my rights to administer on the estate of my said dec'd husband in favor of my [?] Caleb Dorsey and my son in law James O. Broadhead. Under my had this 17th day of July, 1858, Eleanor E Dorsey. Filed for record July 19, 1858

    Know all men by these presents that we, James O Broadhead and Caleb Dorsey as principal and ------as [clearly word or words concerning a bond] securities are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri in the sum seventy five thousand dollars for the true payment of which we hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, witness of hand and seals this 19th day of July AD 1858. The condition of this bond is that if James O Broadhead and Caleb Dorsey, administrators of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased shall faithfully administer said Estate, account for, pay and deliver all money, property of said estate and perform all other things touching said administration required by law or the order of any court having jurisdiction then the above bond to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. Jas. O Broadhead, Caleb Dorsey, Aaron McPike, Joseph Roants, William Bankhead.


    James O Braodhead and Caleb Dorsey on their oaths state that Edward W Dorsey, late of Pike County, Missouri has died leaving the following named heirs and representatives to wit: Eleanor E Dorsey, his widow and the following children to wit: Comfort W Porter of Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri and wife of Gilchrist Porter, John W Dorsey and Thomas B Dorsey of the state of California, Mary L Broadhead, wife of Jas O Broadhead, Caleb Dorsey, Annie Dorsey, Susan Dorsey and Edna(sic) Dorsey of Pike County, Missouri, the last three of whom are minors under the age of twenty one years, that the deceased died without a will and that they will make a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all the estate of the deceased and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the same direct and account for and pay all assets which shall come to their possession or knowledge belonging to said estate. Jas. O. Broadhead, Caleb Dorsey. Filed for record July the 19th, 1858.

  197. Probate Court Records, Pike Co, MO, Book B, p 511, Friday, Dec 17, 1858. On an --- of James O Broadhead and Caleb Dorsey, administrators of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased, it is ordered that they sell the cattle collected since public sale at a private sale at the best terms they can make, report of their sales under this order to this Court.
  198. Probate Court Records, Pike Co, MO; Book C, p 243, Tuesday, June 5, 1860. Now on this day come James O Broadhead and Caleb Dorsey administrators of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased and on their motion the Court proceeds to make a settlement of their account with said Estate and on said settlement they are found to be indebted to said Estate in the sum of Forty six and 95/100 dollars.
  199. Probate Court Records, Pike Co, MO; Friday, April 10, 1863. James O Broadhead, administrator of the estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased, comes and makes a report of the sale of the Real Estate belonging to said deceased, made by him, the pursuance order of this Court on the 2nd day of February 1863 and said report being examined by the Court, the same is approved and filed and it ------ That the said Broadhead, Administrator as aforesaid became the purchaser of a tract of said Real Estate as set forth in said report. It is ordered that the Clerk of this Court execute and deliver to the said James O Broadhead a good and sufficient ----- to such of said Real Estate as it appears from said report he was the purchaser, thereof conveying to said Broadhead all the rights and title of the deceased in and to said real estate as fully as he is by law authorized to do.
  200. Probate Court Records, Pike Co, MO, Monday, April 13, 1863, Book D, p 289. James O Broadhead, Administrator
    Of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased
    VS
    Eleanor Dorsey, Defendant
    Petition for assignment
    Dower
    Now at this day comes Joseph Roberts, Benjamin F Jacobs and Lafayette Tinsley, Commissioners appointed at the August term 1862 of this Court to admeasure and layoff the dower of said Eleanor Dorsey in the real estate of the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased and file there report which as follows, viz: In pursuance of said order of Court we proceed to view and admeasure said real estate described in said order and found that the several parcels of said land belonging to said estate contains in the aggregate the quantity of two thousand five hundred twelve and 26/100 acres and having estimated the value per acre of each separate parcel including including one tract of eighty seven and 25/100 situated in Lincoln County, Missouri, being the east half of the NE gr. of Sec 34 T52 R2 west containing one hundred sixty acres also Sec. 28 in T52 R2W, also the SW gr of the SE gr Sec 21, T52 R2 west, containing in all the quantity of eight forty acres and being the one third of the whole of the real estate described in said order of Court and belonging to the Estate of Edward W Dorsey, deceased, the quantity and quality thereof being duly considered and said report is approved by the Court and it is ordered -- Adjourned and --- That said Eleanor E Dorsey, widow as aforesaid be and she is hereby endorsed of said lands above described for and during her natural life as her dower in the estate of said deceased.
  201. Pension File, War of 1812. Edward W Dorsey died intestate - the probate court appointed his son-in-law James O Broadhead and son Caleb Dorsey as administrators on 19 Jul 1858. Final distribution/accounting by James O Broadhead settled 7 Dec 1868.
  202. Probate Court Records, Pike County, MO - Book F, Page 1, Monday, Dec 7, 1868. Now on this day comes James O Broadhead, administrator of the Estate of Edward W. Dorsey, deceased and shows to the court that he has given due notice of his intentions to make final settlement of his accounts with said Estate by publication in the Louisiana Journal, a public newspaper published in this county whereupon the court proceeds to make said final sttlement and it is found that there is a balance due said administrator, the sum of three thousand eight hundred eighty three and 25/100 dollars and said settlement is approved.
  203. Pension File, War of 1812. New letters of administration are recorded to Lev Lawrence on 17 July 1905, because the final settlement was incomplete. Mr. Lawrence is signed on to obtain the copy of bounty land warrant 55142 for 120 acres lost in a baggage car fire in Colorado.
  204. St. John's Episcopal Church Records, Funerals, p 21. 1845, July 6th, Charles S. W. Dorsey.
  205. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 144. Charles Ridgely Dorsey, born Jan 20 1835, married sisters - Catherine and Margaret Collins.
  206. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343. Edward Worthington Dorsey, aged 56, farmer, value of real estate, $10,300, born in MD;
    Eleanor E, wife, b. MD;
    John 23, to the mines, b. MD;
    Thomas, 19 to the mines, b. MD;
    Caleb 16, farmer, b. MO;
    Ann, 10, b. MO;
    Susan, 6, b. MO;
    Edward A, 4, b. MO.
  207. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, Bowling Green, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M653_639; Page: 0; Image: 164. T B Dorsey, 29, farmer, $25,000, $10,000, b. MD
    Caleb, 27, farmer, b. MD;
    Eleanor, 57, b. MD;
    Annie, 21, b. MO;
    Susan 15, b. MO
    Edwa 13.
  208. Federal Census, 1870, California, Emory, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: M593_92; Page: 16; Image: 34. Caleb 32, farmer, $25,000, $15,000,b. MD
    Thomas B Dorsey age 38, farm laborer, b. MD
    John W 40, farm labor, b. MD
    Eleanor, 65, keeping house, b. MD
    Annie 30, b. MO
    Luda 26, b. MO
    Adnella 23, b. MO
    (Sisters named Anne, Lou Eleanor, and Edwa)
    All together now in California, not Missouri. Value of head of household (Caleb) $25000, personal $15,000).
  209. Pension File, War of 1812, Front page of pension package. Lived in Oakdale with son Thomas Beall Dorsey, and daughters, Anne B and Edwa.
  210. Maryland Militia, War of 1812, p. 80. Edward W Dorsey/WO - 36570/WC 26058/50-40-31644/55-120-55142/Sgt/Capt R Burgess/he res 1805, 1855 Pike Co Mo/Wid Eleanor Dorsey res 1879 Oakdale, Stanislaus Co, Cal, 1887 Stockton, San Joaquin Co, Cal; her fn was Eleanor Elizabeth Brown; she m Edward W Dorsey Balt 9 Apr 1822; he d 10 Jul 1858 in Pike Co, Mo; she d about 1892.
  211. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, St Louis, St Louis, MO; Roll: T9_724; Family History Film: 1254724; Page: 290.3000; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0525. James O Broadhead, 59, Lawyer, born in Virginia, both parents from Virginia;
    Mary S, 54, wife, keeping house, b. MD, both parents b. MD;
    Charles S, 27, son, lawyer, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD;
    Nannie D 15, daughter, at school, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD;
    E E Dorsey, 76, mother-in-law, b. MD, both parents b. MD;
    Three servants - one Prussian, two Irish.
  212. City Directory, City & County Directory of San Joaquin, etc, LM McKenney San Francisco, 1881 p. 108. DORSEY, Mrs. E E (Widow), res NE cor American & Lindsay.
  213. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #2317; Patent #175. Grantee: EE Dorsey
    Patentee: EE Dorsey
    Patent Date: 9 Mar 1883
    Acres: 160
    District: Bexar; Travis
    County: Taylor
    File: 2317
    Survey/Blk/Tsp: NW 1/4 37
    Patent #: 175
    Patent Volume: 1
    Class: Lun Asy.
  214. City Directory, Stockton City, San Joaquin and other counties, LM McKenney & Co, SF, 1884, p. 112. DORSEY E E Mrs res 313 Lindsay [living with Walter Ross Langdon and J D Young].
  215. Pension File, War of 1812, Front page of pension package.
  216. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 114. DORSEY, E E Mrs res 85 El Dorado.
  217. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, Lot 26 Block 20.
  218. Old Cemeteries of San Joaquin County, Vol II, p 54. Eleanor Dorsey, buried 19 Sept 1892 aged 88.
  219. Find A Grave Memorial, Memorial #113647337. Block 20, Stockton Rural Cemetery, Dorsey plot;
    ELEANOR E., MD. 1804, CALIF. 1892.
  220. Nellie Levering Roberts Young, Porter Family Notes (Handwritten notes).
  221. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. From Dorsey Bible: Comfort W. Dorsey b. March 6, 1823, Md. m. Gilchrist Porter.
  222. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Comfort Worthington Dorsey, born in Ellicott Mills or Elk Ridge.
  223. Handwritten notes in family records. According to handwritten notes from Abby Hammond Roberts:
    (according to Celeste Young Cary) when Comfort Worthington Dorsey's family moved west to Missouri she remained with her Grandmother in Ellicott City, MD to finish her education at Patabsco (actually Patapsco) Institute (about 1 year). This has been confirmed online with Howard County, MD Dept of Recreation and Parks, Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park (in book). "In our records we did find a Comfort W Dorsey from Spring-Hill, MD. She was a student at the Patapsco Female Institute 1842 - 1844.".
  224. Daily National Intelligencer, P. 3. PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE, Near Baltimore, Md.;
    The Principal, Mrs. Lincoln Phelps, has had long experience in directing a literary institution, and is well known to the public from her former connexion in the Troy (NY) Seminary with her sister, Mrs. Emma Willard, as the author of Lincoln's Botany, and of a series of works on Chemistry, Natural Philosophy, &c., of sundry works on the subject of Education, &c.
    The Patapsco Female Institute is situated within five minutes' walk of the depot of the railroad in the vicinity of Ellicotts' Mills, Md., ten miles west of Baltimore, with which, as with Washington, there is a constant communication, both by railroads and turnpikes. The building for the accommodation of the School is of dressed granite, erected in a chaste styles of architecture, at an expense of $27,000. The present Principal, aided by the advice and assistance of her husband, the Hon. John Phelps, has expended about $5,000 in additions and improvements. The adjacent grounds, consisting of about twelve acres, belonging to the institution, are beautifully situated, and afford many advantages for health and recreation.
    The terms for the scholastic year, for board and English education, are $240; no extra charges being made but for ornamental branches, lectures, and foreign languages.
    A Board of five trustees (the Hon. Thomas B. Dorsey, President) have a general oversight of the condition and management of the institution. The Right Rev. Wm R. Whittingham is visiter. A resident Chaplain, the Rev. Wm. H Clarke, a graduate of Yale College, is Professor of Mental Philosophy and English Composition. Besides the experienced and excellent Vice Principal, Miss Browne, there are associated in the care, discipline, and instruction of the pupils nine ladies resident in the family. Mons. Louis F. Levis, a graduate of the University of France, (licentiate de droit,) Professor of Modern Languages, resides in the institution, and devotes his time wholly to its interests. There are in regular attendance two distinguished German Professors of the Piano; two English Professors, one of Vocal Music and the guitar, and one of the Harp and Organ; and a Professor of Drawing and Painting, in water colors and oil; Professor Aiken of the University of Maryland, is Lecturer on the Physical Sciences. Mr. Henry C. Cornwell is Secretary and Business Agent.
    An organization of officers and teachers like the above, with the accommodations provided, entitle the Patapsco Institute tot eh rank of a College or University for the perfecting of female education in useful and ornamental branches. It is vested, by an act of incorporation, with the power of granting diplomas to those who pass through a prescribed course of study...
    Extract from a report of the Principal, October 1847.
    "Patrons of various Christian denominations have continued to give the institution their support and friendship; and as a due return, the principles of all are respected. Controversy among us is discountenanced. We endeavor to train up our pupils as Christians, relying much on the influence of religious habits and example.
    "A Northern school in all its essential features and characteristics, but divested of all that might be offensive to Southern feelings, is planted in a Southern climate."
    This Institution is at all times open for the reception of pupils. Those who wish to do so, remain during vacations.
    Applications may be made to Mrs. Lincoln Phelps, Ellicott Mills Post Office, Maryland.
    NB The services of well qualified teachers for schools and families may usually be obtained by applying to the Patapsco Institute, in which is a Normal Department, for the training and improvement of teachers.
  225. Montgomery County Standard, 9 Nov 1894. Ralls Co MO - Yesterday morning at her home in Hannibal, Mrs. Comfort Worthington Porter, wife of Judge Gilchrist Porter, age 69y 5m 3d. Miss Comfort Worthington Dorsey was born in Howard co MD, and lived to womanhood there. Her father was Col. Edward W. Dorsey, who migrate to Pike co, MO in 1838. In Pike co Judge Porter, then circuit attorney for that circuit, met, wooed and won her. They marr. at home of her father, Feb. 25, 1844, and went to housekeeping at Bowling Green. In 1853 they moved to Hannibal and have lived there since, with the exception of the 14y that Judge Porter was on the circuit bench during which time they resided at Clarksville. (Hannibal Journal).
  226. Unknown Newspaper - Hannibal, MO. Long obituary from unknown source, probably the Hannibal, MO local paper; found in the notes of Abby Hammond Roberts:

    Death of Mrs. Gilchrist Porter, August 9, 1892
    At 9 o'clock yesterday morning, at her home on South Sixth street, occurred the death of Mrs. Comfort Worthington Porter, wife of Judge Gilchrist Porter, at the age of 69 years 5 months and three days, and when the news went out in this city words of regret were expressed on every hand.
    Miss Comfort Worthington Dorsey was born in Howard county, Maryland and after having grown to womanhood, with the advantages of a good education in native state, she removed to Missouri with the family of her father, Col. Edward W. Dorsey, who settled in Pike county. This was in the year 1838, and it was in Pike county that Judge Porter, who was then circuit attorney for that circuit met, wooed and won her. They were married at the home of the bride's father on the 25th day of February, 1840, and went to housekeeping at Bowling Green. In 1853 they removed to Hannibal and have resided here continuously since, with the exception of the fourteen years that Judge Porter was on the circuit bench, during which time they resided in Clarksville. When Judge Porter retired from that office they moved back to Hannibal, in 1881.
    To Judge Porter and his good wife twelve children were born, seven of whom are now living, as follows: Ed. D. and W. C. Porter, of Joplin; J. D. Porter, of Lower California, and Charles U. Porter, also of California; Mrs. A. R. Levering, of this city, Mrs. W. H. Smith of Golden Gate, California, and Miss Annie Porter, of Hannibal. Ed. D. and W. C. were at the bed of their mother when dissolution took place, and Mr. R. H. Roberts, who married one of Judge Porter's daughters (now dead) will arrive today. Owing to the great distance that separates the children in California from the mourning household in Hannibal it will be impossible for them to attend the funeral.
    To say that the death of this good woman has cast a gloom over the entire city is to speak truthfully. Her's was a character of great nobility and of untiring devotion to everything that was good and true. She was loved for her true worth and during the long and successful political career of the husband she now leaves heartbroken, she was a solace in the hour of trial, a devoted wife and a safe adviser. It is he, in his declining years, who will miss her more than all else - he who will realize that the dearest tie that bound him to earth has been broken. While his children are left to comfort him, yet the rude severance of the a married life of so many happy years is bound to leave a sore heart and a sad mein(sic) even unto the time when he too shall be called upon to answer the summon to go hence. While friends now say to him, "I sympathize with you," and while these kindly expressions have a tendency to sooth(sic) the heart that bleeds, yet remains the knowledge that death has come and his wife is no more. How hollow and idle are words of sympathy under such conditions, and yet how cold the world would be but for their presence.
    Mrs. Porter was an active, earnest member of the Episcopal church, having become a communicant with that church 40 years ago. Since she first enlisted in the work of Christ her many good deeds have made her Christian career an especially bright one and they will live long after she has gone to make the world better and the hope of eternal life of those left behind more pronounced and cheering.
    The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon by Rev. John Davis, rector of Trinity church, at the family residence, following which the interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Hannibal, Mo.
    May her soul rest in peace.

  227. St. Louis Republic, 10 Aug 1892, Vol LXXXV, Issue 22,705, p. 7. PORTER - On Tuesday, August 10, at Hannibal, Mo., Comfort W. Porter, wife of Judge Gilchrist Porter. [Newspaper's error - it was Tuesday, August 9].
  228. Unknown Newspaper - Hannibal, MO, 9 Aug 1892. The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon by Rev. John Davis, rector of Trinity church, at the family residence, following which the interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Hannibal, Mo.
    May her soul rest in peace.
  229. Handwritten notes in family records. Married at 23 to Comfort Worthington Dorsey, 2/25/1840 in Pike Co. Missouri.
  230. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 281. February 25, 1840, he was married to Miss Comfort Worthington Dorsey, of Pike county, where his father-in-law, Colonel Edward W. Dorsey, was a pioneer settler, coming from Carroll county, Maryland. They have had twelve children, only seven of whom, four sons and three daughters, are living.
  231. Missouri Pioneers of Pike Co, p.41. Marriage Book A p. 38 (21)
    25 Feb 1840 Gilchrist Porter and Comfort W Dorsey by James W Campbell, Minister of the Gospel.
  232. Marriage Record, Pike County, MO, Marriage Book 2, page 39. No. 166 State of Missouri Pike county
    Gilchrist Porter March 5th 1840
    to I hereby certify that on the twenty fifth
    C W Dorsey day of February AD one thousand eight
    hundred and forty, personally ap-
    peared before me (a minister of the Gos-
    pel) Gilchrist Porter and Comfort W
    Dorsey and were lawfully married.
    Given under my hand this day and
    date first aforesaid. James W. Campbell MG
    Filed for record 5th March 1840
    Attest. M F Noyes Recorder.
  233. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, St Louis, St Louis, MO; Roll: T9_724; Family History Film: 1254724; Page: 290.3000; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0525. Mary Broadhead, age 53, living in St Louis with two children, a husband and four live-in servants!.
  234. Federal Census, 1900, Missouri, 1900, St Louis, Ward 23, St Louis, MO; Roll: T623_898; Page: 13B; ED: 352. Mary S Broadhead, head, b. Jul 1825, 74, widowed, had 7 children, 3 surviving, b. MD, both parents b. MD, no occupation, owns own home free and clear;.
  235. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. From Dorsey Bible: Mary S. Dorsey B. July 20 - 1825 md. James O. Broadhead.
  236. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, St Louis, St Louis, MO; Roll: T9_724; Family History Film: 1254724; Page: 290.3000; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0525.
  237. Federal Census, 1900, Missouri, 1900, St Louis, Ward 23, St Louis, MO; Roll: T623_898; Page: 13B; ED: 352. Mary S Broadhead, head, b. Jul 1825, 74, widowed, had 7 children, 3 surviving, b. MD, both parents b. MD, no occupation, owns own home free and clear;
    Charles S., son, b. Dec 1851, 48, single, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, lawyer;
    Nannie D, daughter, b. July 1864, 35, single, b. MO, father b. VA; mother b. MD, no occupation;
    George Warfell, visitor, b. Jun 1861, 39, b. IN, father b. PA, mother b. IN, passenger agent for the B&O railroad;
    Susie Walkermann, 19, servant;
    Elizabeth Tate, 35, servant;
    Katie Doyle, 38, servant.
  238. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri, 1910, St Louis Ward 16, St Louis, MO; Roll: T624_817; Page: 8B; ED: 256; Image: 851. Mary S Broadhead, 85, widowed, had 7 children, 3 surviving, b. MD, both parents b. MD, keeper, own home;
    Charles S, 57, single, b. MO, father b. VA; mother b. MD, lawyer, general practice;
    Nannie D, 45, single, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. MD, no occupation;
    Alice Johnson, 35, servant - cook;
    William Johnson, 24, servant - gardner.
  239. Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917, Bowling Green Times - 17 Sept 1914. Mrs. Mary Broadhead, abt 90 years, died 14 Sept 1914.
  240. Death Certificate, State of Missouri, #30696, district 721, reg. #8595. Mary S. Broadhead, widow, b. 20 July 1825 MD (age 89y 1m 24d); father: Ed. W. Dorsey b. MD; mother: Ellen E. Brown b. MD; died of arterio-sclerosis; informant: Miss N. D. Broadhead, 3333 Lafayette
    Burial: Bellefontaine, 16 Sept 1914; undertaker: Lynch-Tully, 4229 Olive, St. Louis.
  241. Death Certificate, State of Missouri, #30696, district 721, reg. #8595. Mary S. Broadhead, widow, b. 20 July 1825 MD (age 89y 1m 24d); father: Ed. W. Dorsey b. MD; mother: Ellen E. Brown b. MD; died of arterio-sclerosis; informant: Miss N. D. Broadhead, 3333 Lafayette
    Burial: Bellefontaine, 16 Sept 1914; undertaker: Lynch-Tully, 4229 Olive, St. Louis.
  242. Missouri Marriages to 1850, Database on-line - Ancestry.com. James Broadhead married Mary S Dorsey on 13 May 1847 in Pike County, Missouri.
  243. The Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, etc., p 9. Col Broadhead was married in 1847, to Miss Mary S Dorsey, a native of Maryland, and they have three children, one son and two daughters, the son, Charles S Broadhead, being a lawyer in practice in this city.
  244. Missouri Pioneers of Pike Co, p. 58. Marriage Book A - 13 May 1847 James O Broadhead m. Mary S Dorsey By James W Campbell, Minister of the Gospel.
  245. Death Certificate, #97 San Joaquin County, CA Stockton June 4, 1893. John Worthington Dorsey, aged 66 yrs 10 mos 17 ds at death on 4 June 1893.
  246. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. From Dorsey Bible: John W Dorsey July 17 - 1827 (unmarried).
  247. Federal Census, 1850, California, , Trinity, CA; Roll: M432_36; Page: 76; Image: 160. John W Dorsey, age 24, born abat 1826 in MD, occupation miner. Census taken July & Aug 1851.
  248. Federal Census, 1850, California, 1850, Above Sacramento City on the River, Sacramento, CA; Roll: M432_35; Page: 202; Image: 395. J W Dorsey, 23, laborer, b. MD - Census taken 29 Nov 1850.
  249. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-357. John Worthington Dorsey was born in Pike Co (?) MO in 1825 (?) arrived in California in Septmeber 1850 overland from MO. He resided in Sonora, Chinese Camp, Virginia City, NV and Oakdale, CA. He became a farmer. He was the son of Edward Worthington Dorsey, and died July 1892 and was buried in Stockton, CA.
  250. Sonora Pass Emigrants/Tuolumne Co CA Pioneers. Walker River Trail Emigrants: John Worthington Dorsey, 1854, Pike Co., Missouri
    Thomas Beale Dorsey, 1854, Pike Co., Missouri.
  251. The Saga of Old Tuolumne, p. 205. On September 20th, a large ox-train came rumbling down the Sonora-Mona road. The John W. Dorsey train, it had started from Louisiana, Missouri, the previous March. John Franklin Stewart, aged fifteen, alighted from one of the wagons for the purpose of becoming a permanent citizen of Sonora.
  252. Tuolumne Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Book A, Volume 1, page 112.
  253. Annals of Stanislaus County, p 138. The Bensons, Edward S. and John, and the other partner in the townsite venture, J S Byers, seem to have clung to their belief that the town would revive, or they may have file preemption claims in order to enable them to transfer the property. At any rate, the two Bensons and Byers filed claims in Sonora on 160 acres each on August 13, 1852. Then on the 31st of the same month Edward Benson quitclaimed 0 acres on the north bank if the Tuolumne River, mentioned as "being a portion of the site of the late Crescent City." This quitclaim was in favor of Jackson I Wright. Then Byers and John Benson conveyed their titles to Edward S Benson. On the same day John Benson, acting attorney for Edward Benson, deeded what was called the "lower" claim of 160 acres on the north side of the river, or a portion "of the site of the late Crescent City" to John W. Dorsey. From this point on the titles and claims of the former site of Crescent City seem to become a bit involved, which of course was not at all unusual in the early days of our country's settlement. On October 22, 1852, Isaac Ripperdan filed a preemption claim on "the upper claim of the late Crescent City." This, too, is noted as being on the north bank of the river, about one mile below Empire City. Then comes John A. Worthington, who on November 7, 1853, filed his claim for "the Crescent City bottom," between John Dorsey and Ripperdan. Worthington and Ripperdan seem not to have perfected their claims to the Crescent City land, or they may have conceded the priority of the Benson and Dorsey claims. On January 2, 1855, John Adams bought the three claims of 160 acres each from Jackson L Wright, John W Dorsey, and Thomas B Dorsey for $1,500. Thte first tract of 160 acres, of which Wright was the grantor, is described as being on the north bank of the Tuolumne River, and as being a portion of the site "of the late Crescent City." The second tract, from John W Dorsey, was described as the "lower claim," and the third tract, from Thomas B. Dorsey, was described as the 160 acres adjacent to the second tract. This title seems to have held up and John and Lura Ann Adams, his wife secured patents to the land both from the federal government for the uplands and from the state for the swamp and overflowed lands on the river bottom. The site of this town that died almost before it was born can be easily identified today. Where today's Mitchell Road crosses the Tuolumne River marks the westerly boundary of the three land preemption claims included in the original townsite. Ont the 1854 map of the land office, made when the area was sectionized. Dorsey's house is noted on the north bank of the river at a point about midway between Hughson and Garner roads, if they were extended south to the river, and slightly less than three-fourths of a mile above the Mitchell Road bridge.
  254. The Saga of Old Tuolumne, p 205. On September 20th, a large ox-train came rumbling down the Sonora-Mona road. The John W. Dorsey train, it had started from Louisiana, Missouri, the previous March. John Franklin Stewart, aged fifteen, alighted from one of the wagons for the purpose of becoming a permanent citizen of Sonora.
  255. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Record WC 26-058 - Edward W Dorsey 1812 Pension File. Correspondence from Edward W. Dorsey to his wife who is in Maryland visiting family. He specifically discusses John and Tom and their plans.
  256. Tuolumne County Records, Book A, Vol 8, p 720.
  257. Federal Census, 1860, California, Township 5, Tuolumne, CA; Roll: M653_71; Page: 489; Image: 492. John W Dorsey, age 30, occupation drover, real estate $4,000, personal $6,000.
  258. Stockton Daily Independent, Tuesday morning, June 6, 1893. John W Dorsey, white, aged 66 yrs 10 mos 17 ds, b. MD, Died 4 June, 1893 at 313 Lindsay St, Stockton.
    Physician's Certificate: I certify that I am a Graduate in Medicine of the College of Jefferson Phila and that I have attended the above described decedent from Aug 1892 to June 4, 1893, also that the cause of death was primarily dilation of the heart. W. R. Langdon, MD.
  259. Court Records - Tuolumne County, 1861. John W Dorsey vs. H P Gould - judgment for Dorsey for payment of debt of $4,092 for money loan and stock.
  260. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Archive 2638. John W Dorsey and partner Abraham Halsey - doing business as Dorsey & Halsey - sue for payment of debt - judgment for plaintiffs.
  261. Federal Census, 1870, California, Emory, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: M593_92; Page: 16; Image: 34. Thomas B Dorsey age 38, farm laborer, living with brothers John W 40, Caleb 32, mother Eleanor all born in Maryland, and sisters Annie 30, Luda 26, Adnella 23 all born in Missouri. (Sisters named Anne, Susan and Edwa) All together now in California, not Missouri. Value of head of household (Caleb) $25000, personal $15,000).
  262. Federal Census, 1880, California, 1880; Camp Washington, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: T9_84; Family History Film: 1254084; Page: 354.2000. Caleb Dorsey, 44, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD
    John W Dorsey, 50, brother, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD
    Nine hired hands and one Chinese servant also listed at their residence.
  263. City Directory, City & County Directory of San Joaquin, etc, LM McKenney San Francisco, 1881 p. 439. DORSEY John W, farmer.
  264. Probate Court Records, Probate file at the Carlo M de Ferrari Archive, Sonora, Tuolumne, CA. Petition for Letters of Administration File 29 May 1885, Joseph Fitzgerald Clerk

    Know all men by these Presents:
    That we, Esther M Dorsey as principal, and, J W Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey both of the County of Stanislaus and State of California as sureties, are held and firmly bound to the state of California in the sum of fifteen Thousand dollars - 21st day of Oct 1885
    Administratrix of the Estate of Caleb Dorsey...died 28 Mar 1885 without a will...heirs at law Elizabeth M Dorsey Anita E Dorsey Kate W Dorsey all over 21, and Caleb, 17 years of age.

  265. Tuolumne Independent, 4 Apr 1885, p 1. Mrs. Dr. Langdon, of Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dorsey, of Oakdale, late of Texas, Col. Caleb Dorsey and Mr. John Dorsey of Stanislaus, relatives of the late Caleb Dorsey, returned to their respective homes on Wednesday.
  266. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 34, p 360. On 4 Dec 1885, Caleb Dorsey sold his brother John W Dorsey an undivided one third interest in his ranching operation.
  267. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 31, p 441. 18 Jan 1886 Thomas B Dorsey sold his "all of a one third (1/3) undivided interest in the following described real estate, lying and being situated in the above (Stanislaus) county and state being the fifteenth (15th), sixteenth (16th) twenty-first (21st), twenty-second (22nd), and twenty-eighth (28th) Sections, and the west one half (1/2) of Section twenty-three (23) and the south one-half (1/2) of the NW quarter (1/4) of Sec 35, and the SW quarter (1/4) of Sec 35 all in the Township One (1) South Range No Ten 60 East Mt Diablo Base and Meridian etc etc.
  268. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 41, p 418. On 11 Sept 1886, John W. Dorsey sold Emmaline Fannie Dorsey all of a one third (1/3) undivided interest in property for $5 gold coin.
  269. The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index, Vol I, p 710. John Worthington Dorsey, 59, b. MD, res Oakdale, Stanislaus, reg date 14 May 1888, p 10.
  270. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #2202, Patent #183. Grantee: J W Dorsey
    Patentee: J W Dorsey
    Date: 24 Feb 1890
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #2205
    Survey: SE 1/4 24
    Patent #183
    Patent Vol 2
    Class: Lun Asy.
  271. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 417. OAKDALE, STANISLAUS: DORSEY, John W, farmer.
  272. Tuolumne Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Book 1, volume 9, p 120. JOHN DOREY et al WATER RIGHT & MILL SITE

    Notice of Location of Mill Site & Water Right: Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, That we the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, over the age of Twenty one, have this day located under the laws of the United States Fifteen hundred (1500) inches of water flowing in Knights Creek in the County of Tuolumne State of California to be taken out on the north side of said creek at a certain ditch constructed to take the same. Also three (3) acres of ground at the terminus of said ditch to be used as a Mill Site to have and to hold the same Dated this 22nd day of October 1891. Signed John Dorsey, Adam Elliot, J W Foster. Recorded at the Request of J W Foster Nov 14th 1891 at 10 min past 9 oclock AM. L P Cannon, County Recorder.

  273. City Directory, Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA, 1893, p 417. Dorsey John W, farmer.
  274. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 54, p 206. On 24 Jan 1893, John W Dorsey purchased a 1/3 partnership in some property from Caleb Dorsey for $1 gold coin.
  275. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-357. John Worthington Dorsey died July 1892 and is buried in Stockton, CA.
  276. Death Certificate, #97 San Joaquin County, CA Stockton June 4, 1893. John W Dorsey, white, aged 66 yrs 10 mos 17 ds, b. MD, Died 4 June, 1893 at 313 Lindsay St, Stockton.
    Physician's Certificate: I certify that I am a Graduate in Medicine of the College of Jefferson Phila and that I have attended the above described decedent from Aug 1892 to June 4, 1893, also that the cause of death was primarily dilation of the heart. W. R. Langdon, MD.
  277. Stockton Daily Independent, Tuesday, 6 June 1893. JOHN W DORSEY DEAD; John W. Dorsey died in this city at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at the residence of his brother-in-law, Dr. W. R. Langdon. His sisters, brother and other relatives were present. Mr. Dorsey was born July 17, 1827, in Maryland, came to Missouri in 1834 and California in 1850. From 1860 to 1866 he resided in Nevada, but the rest of the time in California, lately in Stanislaus, near Oakdale, with his brother, Caleb Dorsey. He was a man who had many friends and was generally respected.
  278. Union Democrat, Tuolumne Co, CA, 10 June 1893 - p. 29, Vol. 31, Jan 2013 Issue, Tuolumne County Gen. Soc publication, "Golden Roots of the Mother Lode". John W. Dorsey, died in Stockton, brother of Col. Dorsey of Oakdale.
  279. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, Block 20, Lot 26.
  280. Old Cemeteries of San Joaquin County, Vol II, p 54. J W Dorsey, buried 4 June 1893 aged 65.
  281. Court Records - San Joaquin County.
  282. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. John Worthington Dorsey became blind before his death.
  283. Tuolumne County Records, Bk A, Vol 8, p 720 Tuolumne County Deeds. Purchased from public sale of property from the estate of Hiram Garrett by his wife, the administratrix of the estate.
  284. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Edward W Dorsey June 15, 1829 (unmarried).
  285. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia. He does not appear in the 1850 census - or any other documents.
  286. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Edward Worthington Dorsey, b. 6-15-1829, Md.; d. 8-27-1835, Md.
  287. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-360. Thomas Beale Dorsey, son of EW Dorsey, was born in Baltimore, MD July 15, 1832.
  288. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Thomas Beale Dorsey July 15 1831 md. Fanny Sydnor.
  289. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343. Edward Worthington Dorsey, aged 56, farmer, value of real estate, $10,300, born in MD with wife, Eleanor E and children: John 23, to the mines, Thomas, 19 to the mines, all born in MD, Caleb 16, farmer, Ann, 10, Susan, 6, Edward A, 4, all born in Missouri.
  290. Federal Census, 1850, California, 1850; Above Sacramento City on the River, Sacramento, CA; Roll: M432_35; Page: 202; Image: 395. Thomas B Dorsey, 19, no occupation, b. MO.
  291. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-360. Thomas Beale Dorsey arrived in California in 1850 overland. He lived in Sonora, Chinese Camp, San Jose and Oakdale where he was a farmer.
  292. History of Stanislaus County, p 1130. When a young man, he came from Maryland to Missouri; and then, lured by the discovery of gold, he started from Missouri for California across the great plains, with ox teams, and reached California in 1850. On this first trip, he was accompanied by his brother, John W Dorsey. He returned to Missouri, and on his second trip he brought out 400 head of cattle, and in this enterprise he was assisted by the same brother. He again made a trip back to Missouri, and for the third time he crossed the plains to California, again driving before him a large herd of cattle. The Dorsey brothers first settled in Stanislaus County in 1865; and later, in this county, they were joined by Caleb, ...
  293. Annals of Stanislaus County, p 138. See item as Fact dated 1855 - John W Dorsey's purchase of land from Benson.
  294. Miners & Business Men's Directory, p 84, Chinese Camp Directory. Dorsey, Thos. B., Butcher, Missouri.
  295. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Record WC 26-058 - Edward W Dorsey 1812 Pension File. Correspondence from Edward W. Dorsey to his wife who is in Maryland visiting family. He specifically discusses John and Tom and their plans.
  296. Tuolumne County Records, De Ferrari Archives, Grand Jury Reports, AR2544, p 44. Thomas B Dorsey served as a Grand Juror Tuolumne County - reporting 11 Feb 1857
    "Recommend abolition of the contract to the lowest bidder for caring for the poor - Inhumanity of selling the care and maintenance of this unfortunate class of our fellow men to the lowest bidder has engaged the -??- of the Philanthropist and statesman of our county - From reliable data we all assumed that an alms house with a visiting physician under a salary and a steward would supplant and relieve a much larger number of indigent sick and infirm at a cost not exceeding the present hospital fund tax.
  297. Tuolumne County Records, Book A, Vol 9, p 105.
  298. Official Bonds, Tuolumne County, CA, AF1037, Bond Book A, p 283. Thomas B Dorsey was surety for John Sedgwick for $25,000. Sedgwick was elected Sheriff of Tuolumne County 2 Sept 1857.
  299. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M653_639; Page: 0; Image: 164. T B Dorsey, age 29, at home with Caleb, 27, mother Eleanor, 57, sisters Annie, 21, Susan 15, and Edwa 13. The post office is Bowling Green. Real estate $15,000, personal estate $10,000.
  300. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1, 21 Jan 1870. MATTERS IN THE STATE CAPITOL:...Mr. Walden's bill, introduced yesterday, for the improvement of the Stanislaus river for rafting logs, cordwood, lumber and fencing material, grants Thomas B. Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey the franchise for fifty years; the improvements to be completed in five years, including a boom at the head of navigation; and tolls are allowed at $1 per thousand feet.
  301. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 7, pp 579-581. For the sum of $500 gold coin, Thomas B Dorsey purchases an undivided one third interest in the property of Caleb Dorsey in Stanislaus County, CA.
  302. Historical Atlas of Jasper County Missouri, p 20.
  303. Daily Alta Newspaper, Vol 28, No 9657, 14 Sept 1876. PACIFIC COASTERS AT THE CENTENNIAL.
    Names registered at Pacific Coast Centennial Hall September 5th, 1876:
    Thomas b. Dorsey, Stanislaus county.
  304. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, Joplin, Jasper, MO; Roll: T9_695; Family History Film: 125-4695; Page: 516,4000; Enumeration District: 69; Image: 0048. Thomas Dorsey, age 47, mine owner, born Maryland - both parents born in Maryland;
    Emma F, 35, wife, keeping house, b. MO, both parents b. VA;
    Ella, 4, daughter, b. MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO;
    Edward W, 2, son, b. MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO;
    Jane McLane, 25, black, servant, cannot write, b. MO, father b. VA, mother b. TN.


    . Family living next door to Richard Morris and Julia Roberts and Edward Dorsey Porter.

  305. Jasper County Court Records, Case #904. ORDER OF PUBLICATION: In the Circuit Court of Jasper County, Missouri, at Joplin, in vacation. Edward D. Porter and Richard M. Roberts, partners as Porter & Roberts, plaintiffs, vs. Thomas B. Dorsey, defendant.
    Now at this day come the plaintiffs, in the above entitled cause, by attorney, Galen Spencer, before the undersigned clerk of the circuit court of Jasper county, Missouri, in vacation, and file their petition and affidavit, stating among other things that the defendant, Thomas B. Dorsey, is a nonresident of this State so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. [He asserts he is a resident of Tennessee.] It is therefore ordered by said clerk in vacation that publication be made, notifying the said defendant that suit has been commenced against him by petition and attachment in the circuit court of Jasper county, MO at Joplin the object and general nature of which, firs: to recover judgment against him in the sum of two thousand six hundred and sixteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($2,616.75) on account for goods and wares and merchandise sold and delivered to him and for money advanced and paid out for him on his order and for his use and benefit, with interest thereon : and second, to recover judgment against him, in the further sum of one thousand six hundred and forty-six dollars and fifty-five cents ($1,646.55) on account for goods and wares and merchandise sold and delivered to and money paid out for the firm of Sellars & Dorsey and on their order and for their use, of which siad firm he, the said Thomas B. Dorsey, was a member, together with interests and costs; and that his property has been attached to satisfy said demands; and that unless siad defendant be and appear at the next term of the said court to commence and be holden at Joplin in said county on the second Monday in June, 1883, and answer or demur to the plaintiff's petition, on or before the sixth day of said term (if the term shall so long continue, and if not, then before the end of the term), the same will be taken as confessed, and judgment rendered against him on both of said demands and his property be sold to satisfy the same with costs.
    It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the JOPLIN NEWS, a newspaper published in this State, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the first day of the next term of this court. A true copy - Attest: I. C. Hodson, Clerk. By F. C. Combs, Deputy Clerk, Galen Spencer, attorney for Plaintiff
    Published in the Joplin News for four weeks successively, the first insertion being on the 16th day of April, 1883, and the last insertion on the 12th day of May, 1883. Peter Schnur (publisher).
  306. Jasper County Court Records, Case 904. Thomas B. Dorsey, defendant in a court action, states he is a resident of Tennessee and has been since the beginning of the suit. He is being sued for $2,616.75 for goods and wares, and for $1,646.55 for goods paid out to Sellars & Dorsey, his firm.
    [I have been unaware of his residence in Tennessee and have not been able to verify it.].
  307. Probate Court Records, Probate file at the Carlo M de Ferrari Archive, Sonora, Tuolumne, CA. Petition for Letters of Administration File 29 May 1885, Joseph Fitzgerald Clerk

    Know all men by these Presents:
    That we, Esther M Dorsey as principal, and, J W Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey both of the County of Stanislaus and State of California as sureties, are held and firmly bound to the state of California in the sum of fifteen Thousand dollars - 21st day of Oct 1885
    Administratrix of the Estate of Caleb Dorsey...died 28 Mar 1885 without a will...heirs at law Elizabeth M Dorsey Anita E Dorsey Kate W Dorsey all over 21, and Caleb, 17 years of age.

  308. Kansas City Times, P 3. The Record; United States Circuit Court - Krekel, Judge;...Edward D Porter vs Thomas B Dorsey; account attached; continued.
  309. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 130. The Bank of Oakdale was established in February, 1888, under the authority vested in it by articles of incorporation issued January 18, 1888, with an authorized capital stock of $150,000. The first officers were: J. Haslacher, president; Louis Kahn, cashier; Directors - Jacob Haslacher, Louis Kahn, N. S. Harold, Thos. Be. Dorsey, A. Harris, E. Reynolds, Chas. E. Welch, J. D. Bentley and D. Goldstein.
  310. History of Stanislaus County, p 200. Oakdale has two fine banks, each bank carrying on business in its own handsome two-story building. The first bank in Oakdale, incorporated in 1884, was a complete failure. The Oakdale Bank was incorporated in January, 1888, with Thomas B Dorsey, president; Louis Kahn, cashier, and H Kahn, assistant cashier. The bank became involved in the failure of Kahn and the irrigation enterprise and was compelled to close its doors. The court appointed A L Gilbert receiver and in the compromise suit, the Oakdale Irrigation Company paid him $8000.
  311. The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index, Vol I, p 711. Thomas Beal Dorsey, 56, b. MD, res Oakdale, Stanislaus, reg date 19 Mar 1888, A M.
  312. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #2204, Patent #22. Grantee: T B Dorsey
    Patentee: T B Dorsey
    Date: 24 Feb 1890
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #2204
    Survey: SW 1/4 24
    Patent #181
    Patent Vol 22
    Class: Lun Asy.
  313. San Jose Evening News, 13 May 1890, Vol XVII, No 95, p 3. BREVITIES: T. B. Dorsey will erect a $5000 residence at the corner of Tenth and San Carlos streets.
  314. The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index, Vol I, p 711. Thomas Beal Dorsey, 56, b. MD, res San Jose S Cl, No 3, reg date 4 Oct 1890, p 38.
  315. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 133. The Waterford Land and Development Company was incorporated in 1891, with a capital stock of $100,000, and officers for the first term as follows: J. Haslacher, president; Louis Kahn, secretary; Directors: M. Esberg, B. Ettlinger, J. Haslacher, Louis Kahn, Chas. E. Welch, R. H. Bentley, Thomas B. Dorsey.
  316. City Directory, 1893, HF Husted, Publisher, p 168. Dorsey Thos B, rancher, res 405 S 10th.
  317. San Jose Evening News, 9 Mar 1893, Vol XXIII, No 62, p 3. ...The report of the Committee on Credentials showed the following entitled to seats in the convention...Third Ward...T. B. Dorsey...
  318. San Francisco Call, 19 Jan 1897, p 6. Thomas B Dorsey, the mining man and stock-raiser, of Stanislaus County, is a late arrival here.
  319. Court Records - San Joaquin County, Superior Court of San Joaquin County, 19 Dec 1899. Lawsuit brought by WR Langdon and Edwa W Langdon, executors of the estate of John Worthington Dorsey (her brother), against brother Thomas Beale Dorsey and his wife, the last living partner of Dorsey Brothers, and LED Ewing, administratrix of the estate of Caleb Dorsey to settle accounting problems existing because of "common laxity of dealing between all three brothers.".
  320. Federal Census, 1900, California, Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: T623 114; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 50. Thomas Dorsey, aged 68, born July 1831 MD, married 25 years, both parent b. MD, farmer, works own land w/mortgage;
    Fannie E, wife, 57, b. Mar 1843, married 25 years, had 3 children all surviving, b. MO, both parents b. VA
    Ella D, daughter, 24, b. Oct 1875 MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO;
    Edward W, son, 22, b. Feb 1878 MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO, farmer;
    Eppa S, son, 19, b. Aug 1880 MO, father b. MD, mother b. MO, farmer;
    Ah Sing, servant, 42, b. May 1868, married 22 years, b. China, both parents b. China, cook.
  321. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 88, b 554. On 5 Mar 1904, Thomas B Dorsey and his wife E Fannie Dorsey, sold all of their farming property and equipment and machinery and animals to their sons Edward W Dorsey and E Sydnor Dorsey.
  322. New York Times, 26 May 1905. CASHIER SHOT, BANK QUITS.
    California Financial Institution Suspends - Official May Die
    Stockton, Cal., May 25 - Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Kahn of the Oakdale Bank shot himself yesterday, the Directors of that institution, of which Thomas B. Dorsey is President, have suspended business indefinitely.
    The State Bank Commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, which is somewhat improved, is still serious.

    The New York Times; Published May 26, 1905.

  323. Los Angeles Herald, Vol 32, No 237, 26 May 1905. OAKDALE BANK DECIDES TO SUSPEND BUSINESS
    STOCKTON, Cal., May 25. --Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Louis Kahn of the Oakdale bank shot himself yesterday morning, the directors of the institution, of which Thomas B. Dorsey is the president, met last night and suspended business indefinitely. The state bank commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, while somewhat improved this morning, is still precarious.
  324. Salt Lake Telegram, P. 6, 26 May 1905. BELIEVE THE CASHIER ATTEMPTED SUICIDE
    Stockton, Cal., May 26 -- Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Kahn of the Oakdale bank shot himself yesterday, the directors of the institution, of which Thomas B Dorsey is the president, met last night and suspended business indefinitely. The State Bank Commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, while somewhat improved today, is still precarious. On the other hand, friends and relatives declare that the shooting was purely accidental. In fact, shortly after it occurred Mr. Kahn told his wife in a moment of consciousness that he had been examining the weapon, which had been out of order, and that it was accidentally discharged. There is no hint of criminal shortages.
  325. Dallas Morning News, P 2. CASHIER IS SHOT; Oakdale (Cal.) Bank Officer Badly Wounded
    Stockton, Cal., May 25 - Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Kahn of the Oakdale Bank shot himself yesterday, the directors of that institution of which Thomas B Dorsey is the president, have suspended business indefinitely. The State Bank Commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, which is somewhat improved, is still precarious.
  326. Idaho Statesman, P. 1. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIMSELF; Cashier of Oakdale, Cal., Bank Probably Fatally Injured.
    STOCKTON, Cal., May 25. -- Consequent upon the fact that Cashier Kahn of the Oakdale bank shot himself yesterday, the directors of the institution, or which Thomas B Dorsey is president, met and suspended business indefinitely. The state bank commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier is precarious. It is stated here by bankers that the Oakdale bank has been in bad standing for some time. The institution lost about $12,0000 in the Eppinger grain failure and Mr. Kahn sustained a heavy loss in a barley deal not so very long ago. Kahn was formerly a member of the grain firm of Haslacher & Kahn. These facts have occasioned a persistent rumor that Kahn, because of the liabilities and ill health, attempted self-destruction in a fit of despondency.
    On the other hand, friends and relatives declare that the shooting was purely accidental. In fact, shortly after it occurred Mr. Kahn told his wife in a moment of consciousness, that he had been examining the weapon, which had been out of order, and that it was accidentally discharged. There is no hint of criminal shortage.
  327. Duluth News-Tribune, P. 1. CALIFORNIA BANK FAILS
    STOCKTON, Cal., May 25 -- Consequent upon the fact that cashier Kahn of the Oakdale bank shot himself yesterday, the directors of the institution, of which Thomas B Dorsey is the president, have suspended business indefinitely. The state bank commissioners have been sent for. The condition of the cashier, which is somewhat improved, is still precarious.
  328. Cemetery Record, Oakdale Citizens Cemetery database. Thomas Beale Dorsey, 15 Jul 1831, 25 Jan 1910, BK 41, lot 2, GR 1, 78y, owner Dorsey Brothers.
  329. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-360. Thomas Beale Dorsey died January 10, 1910 in Oakdale, CA. He is buried in Stockton, CA in the Rural Cemetery.
  330. Tuolumne Independent, 27 Jan 1910. DEATH OF THOMAS B. DORSEY
    Thomas B. Dorsey, of Oakdale, a brother of the late Col. Caleb C. Dorsey, of Sonora, and a cousin to Mrs. Dorsey, died at his home, Tuesday evening. The funeral will be held this Thursday after noon. Deceased formerly resided in this county and was well known here.
  331. Tuolumne Banner, Page 7, col 2, 28 Jan 1910. Thomas B. Dorsey, a pioneer of Stanislaus county and well known in this one, died at his home in Oakdale last Sunday night. His end was by a stroke of apoplexy. Deceased was an uncle to the Misses Dorsey of this city.
  332. Probate Court Records, Probate Case #1324 - Application for letters of Administration. Principal: E. S. Dorsey (Eppas Sydnor Dorsey)
    Sureties: E. W. Dorsey (Edward Worthington Dorsey) and W. L. Rodden in sum of $7,400.
  333. Official Bonds, Tuolumne County, CA, AR1037, Bond Book A, p. 167. Thomas B Dorsey was surety for W C Goodwin who was appointed Constable for Township 5, Tuolumne County occasioned by the resignation of Cyrus Woodford.
    18 Feb 1856.
  334. Pioneer Registry, Native Daughters of the Golden West, 5-360. Informant, Edward Worthington Dorsey, son of Thomas Beale Dorsey, states his father married Fanny Emaline Sydnor in 1823 in Tory, MO. 1823 is before TBD was born, so is not correct. Correct date is unknown.
  335. Federal Census, 1900, Missouri, Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: %623 114; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 50. Thomas Dorsey, age 68 and Fannie E Dorsey had been married 25 years.
  336. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002. State of Mo.
    Lincoln County
    It is hereby certified that on the 18th day of Nov 1874 within the county and state aforesaid Thomas B Dorsey and E Fannie Sydnor were by me united in the bonds of matrimony Witness my hand this 9th Day of December 1874. Filed for record Dec 10th 1874. Wm Colbert Recorder.
  337. History of Stanislaus County. Edward W Dorsey was born at Joplin, Mo., on February 20, 1878, and came out to California with his parents, Thomas B. Dorsey, a native of Maryland, who married Miss Emaline Fanny Sydnor at Troy, Mo., in 1872.
  338. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia, 1850, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M432_409; Page: 171; Image: 343. Edward Worthington Dorsey, aged 56, farmer, value of real estate, $10,300, born in MD;
    Eleanor E, wife, b. MD;
    John 23, to the mines, b. MD;
    Thomas, 19 to the mines, b. MD;
    Caleb 16, farmer, b. MO;
    Ann, 10, b. MO;
    Susan, 6, b. MO;
    Edward A, 4, b. MO.
  339. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, 1860, Cuivre, Pike, MO; Roll: M653_639; Page: 0; Image: 164. T B Dorsey, age 29, Farmer, $25,000, $10,000, b. MD;
    C [Caleb], 27, farmer, b. MD;
    Eleanor, 57, dame, b. MD;
    Annie, 21, dame, b. MO;
    Susan 15, b. MO;
    Edwa 13, b. MO.
  340. Court Records, Pike County, MO, Pike Co, MO, Deed Book X, page 49-50. Caleb Dorsey relinquishes his interest in the estate of his father, Edward W Dorsey, for the sum of $3,000, to his brother Thomas Beale Dorsey.
  341. Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - World War I, Office of the Adjutant General, Index of service records, Confederate, 1861-1865, Box 99, Reel s730. Caleb Dorsey (Pike County), Colonel, Civil War, Confederate, Fought at Mt Zion Church, Dec 28, 1861, Mentioned in History of St Charles County MO 1885. Also see records at State Historical Society.
  342. The American Civil War, http://www.mycivilwar.com/battles/611228.htm. The Battle of Mount Zion Church, December 28, 1861 in Mount Zion Church, Missouri
    Brig. Gen. Benjamin M Prentiss led a Union force of 5 mounted companies and 2 companies of Birge's sharpshooters into Boone County to protect the North Missouri Railroad and overawe secessionist sentiment there. After arriving in Sturgeon on December 26, Prentiss learned of a band of Confederates near Hallsville.
    On the 27th, Prentiss sent on troop of cavalry to locate a concentration of Confederates near Hallsville and fining none in Hallsville, thy proceeded about 2 miles beyond their advance guard and encountered Col. Caleb Dorsey's men about 1/3 a mile northeast of Mount Zion Church and fired upon them, and then fell back. Dorsey pursued them and 3 miles from the church overtook and fired upon them. A 10-minute skirmish ensued. By 6:00 PM the rest of Howland's men had returned to Sturgeon.
    The next morning at 2:00 AM, Prentiss set out with his entire force to meet Dorsey's Confederates in the brush about 100 yards east of the Mount Zion Church. He routed one company of Confederates on the road from Hallsville to Mount Zion and larned that the rest of the force was at Mount Zion Church. Prentiss headed for the church. The Federals made 3 charges and during the third charge, the ammunition in Dorsey's command became exhausted. Dorsey then fell back to his wagons. The battle closed about 11:00 AM.
    The Confederates retreated, leaving their killed and wounded on the battlefield and abandoning many animals, weapons, and supplies. A few days after the fight, an arrangement was effected for the exchange of the prisoners. After leaving Mt. Zion Church, Dorsey made his way westward into Perche township and went into camp near Everett. He remained there a day or two and then pursuant to orders from Gen. Price, ordered his command to "scatter." This action and others curtailed Rebel recruiting activities in Central Missouri.
  343. The War of the Rebellion, Vol VIII, p 42-43. Report of Brig Gen Benjamin M Prentiss, USA concerning the Skirmish near Hallsville, Mo. and action at Mount Zion Church, Mo.
  344. Confederate Veteran, Vol XVIII, No 3, March 1910 -. M A Ayres; Manlius A Ayres was born near Sedalia, Mo., on Nov 9, 1847; and died in Sedalia Aug 1, 1909. His service as a Confederate soldier dates from Aug 1862 when not yet fifteen years of age. He went with eight others in September following to Carrollton, Ark., where he joined Cap. William Barry's company of Missouri cavalry, at that time actin as escort for Gen. M M Parsons. He served with this company on scout and picket duty, and with Dorsey's Squadron of Missouri Cavalry in West Arkansas and the Indian Territory until August 6, 1863. Discharged on account of extreme youth, he could not secure the written consent of his widowned mother, as required by the Confederate War Department; so he went to Little Rock and managed to get into the 28th Louisiana Infantry...
  345. The War of the Rebellion, Vol XIII, p 51. ...Col Birge, I understand, went to Renick, and not finding the enemy, returned to Sturgeon the same day. Lt Col Shaffer reached Fayette late the night of the 6th, and there found a large cavalry force, consisting of detachments from the First Missouri Cavalry, under command of Major Hubbard, First Iowa Cavalry, under Major Torrence, and Merrill's Horse, under Major Hunt. He then learned during the night that the enemy, variously estimated at from 1,300 to 2,500, were encamped on Smith's farm, about 5 miles from Roanoke. At the same time he received information that the remains of the command of Colonel Dorsey, which had been engaged in the Mount Zion fight, was then marching to attack me at Columbia. I had only part of one company left when Colonel Shaffer left me, and he knew that part of that would be sent to Jefferson City to escort the provision train. Early next morning he sent the command of Major Hubbard, which he had found at Fayette, re-enforced by one company of his own command, to find the enemy's camp, and returned at once to Columbia with the rest of his command...
  346. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers.footnote. Com/image/193266503 and 505 25 July 2009.footnote. Com/image/193266503 and 505 25 July 2009. CALEB DORSEY RECORD

    Caleb Dorsey appears to have been in command at various times of service different bodies of men who were raised in Mo. for the Confed. service.
    He was paid for services as Capt of Cav. Mo. ?? from June 27/61 to Dec 27, 1861 as Col. Of Inf. From the latter date.
    He was captured while rectg [recruiting] near the Osage River Feb 15, 1862 & was imprisoned at Alton, Ill. Camp ??? Ohio & Ft Warren Mass. And was delivered to the confed August at ??? ??? Va. Aug 5, 1862 exchange at which time his age was stated as 28 yrs. Height 6 feet.
    Subsequently he is mentioned as Capt. As Maj. & as Col. In Command of Troops and on Aug 20, 1864 he was authorized to recruit a regt. of Cav. For Shelby a Brig. CSA.
    He appears in Nov 1864 to have been in command of a body of Confed. Troops in Mo.
    No later rec. found.

  347. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration. Caleb Dorsey Appears on a List of Prisoners of War on parole in the City of Alton, sent to Columbus, OH per letter of instructions from Dept. Headquarters, dated February 28, 1862.
    Remarks: Reported at Alton 21st February 1862

    32, 66. Blue, gray Blackwater Johnson Co., Miss. Accounting Officer.

  348. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers. HEAD QUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI
    St. Lous March 3 1862

    Maj Gen E Halleck

    D Sir
    Learning that you have extended the parol of Genl Price and other officers of the Rebel Army lately taken prisoners - I am induced to ask that you will extend the parol of Col. Caleb Dorsey who is a brother of my wife - so as to enable him to go to Pike County Missouri where his mother resides and where his home is - I am not authorized to say that he is disposed to abandon the position which he has heretofore affirmed - but I think that the influences that would surround him on his return home would most probably induce him to change - but this I can pledge myself to that he would do nothing whilst on parol inconsistent with strict propriety of conduct as a prisoner of war parolee upon his honor -
    Respectfully your
    Jas. O Broadhead
    P.S. - He is not at Alton

    Comment on cover of letter "Make that the parole of Col. Caleb Dorsey may extended to allow him to go to Pike Co. Mo.".

  349. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration. Caleb Dorsey, Col., MSG
    Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War
    at Alton, Illinois.
    Roll dated July ---, 1862
    Where captured: near Osage River
    When captured: Feb. 15, 186--
    Remarkes: Sent to Columbus, Ohio, 4th March.
  350. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers. Detail text:
    C. Dorsey, Col., 1 Regt MSG

    Appears on a record of PRISONERS OF WAR at Fort Warren, Mass.

    Age 28 ; height 6 feet inches
    Eyes Gray ; hair Dark
    When received April 9 186 2
    Where taken Fort Donalson
    Remarks: Released July 31, 1862 to be exchanged.

  351. John R Towers Autographs, p. 14. Caleb Dorsey
    Col. Reg. Recruits
    2nd Div. M.S.G.
    Bowling Green Pike County Missouri
    Fort Warren, July 21st, 1862.
  352. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers. Fort Warren, Mass. Register No 1, page 72
    (Confederate)
    C. Dorsey Col/ Regt M SG
    Appears on a record of
    Prisoners of War
    at Fort Warren, Mas.
    Age: 28; height: 6 feet, ---- inches;
    Eyes: Gray; hair: Dark;
    When received: April 9, 1862;
    Where taken: Fort Donelson;
    Remarks: Released July 31, 1862 to be exchanged.
  353. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Ancestry.com - Roll of Prisoners of War - Military Prison, Alton, IL. Dorsey, Caleb, Colonel, MSG (Missouri State Guard), captured near the Osage River on 15 Feb 1862, Exchanged May 17.
  354. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Civil War Records, receipt for funds paid. Page 1: To: Dr. Caleb Dorsey, Col. Mo. Vols.; Contingent Services of the War Dept, To Bal. due Officer: $500.00 From: Treasury Department, Comptroller's office, August 11, 1862 signed D. Louis Dalton
    Page 2: In Account with the Confederate States Cr.
    By General account money advanced for amt advanced to him for services as Colonel Mo. State Guard under joint Resolution No. 5 approved March 25, 1862 per decision of Secretary of War filed herewith. Treasury Department, CS 2nd Auditor's Office, August 11, 1862, Stated by Jon J Wright, Acct.
  355. The War of the Rebellion, Vol XIII, p 323. General: I have th honor to report that on the evening of the 20th instant I received information of a party of rebels moving up the Niangua Creek, making toward a point 8 miles east of this post, and en route to join the rebel forces in the southwestern portion of this State. I immediately took 105 men of the Tenth Illinois Cavalry and started at 5 pm to intercept them. I came on their pickets about 8:30 o'clock and drove them in, and attacked the main force about 300 strong, killing 4 of them on the ground, wounding a good many, as I afterward understood, and capturing 27 prisoners. Among them was one captain named William H Todd, who informs me that Colonel Dorsey was in command...
  356. The War of the Rebellion, Vol X, Chapter 7. The land and naval forces on the Mississippi burned Mound City, Ark., on the 15th of January. On the 24th a scouting party from Fayetteville crossed the Boston mountains, and going down Frog bayou, entered Van Buren and captured the steamboat Julia Roane, with about 250 Confederates from the hospital, who were paroled, being sick; the steamer, which was only a hospital, being allowed to proceed.

    February 2d, Maj. Caleb Dorsey, with his squadron of Confederate cavalry, was escorting the steamboat Julia Roane down the Arkansas river, when at White Oak, seven miles west of Ozark, he was attacked by a band of Arkansas Federal, under Captain Galloway. Dorsey, with his confederates, charged and routed them, killing horses and wounding several of the enemy, who retreated to Frog bayou. On February 3d, Capt Peter Mankins, with a portion of his company, was surrounded in a house on Mulberry by a scouting party under Captain Travis, which Mankins repulsed, killing two men of the Tenth Illinois and wounding others.

  357. The War of the Rebellion, Vol XXII, p 311. Col Lee L Thomson, with his regiment, and Caleb Dorsey, with his squadron, under Colonel Scott, made a dashing charge and drove the enemy to their pits and to the houses, where they rallied and poured in a dreadful fire with their long-range guns...Colonels Scott, Noble, Thomson, and Major Dorsey acted with great gallantry...
  358. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Civil War Records, Receipt for Articles Purchased #803. RECEIPT FOR ARTICLES; Cpt. C Dorsey, 7 day of May, 1863; Amount: $15; Purchased: 1 Vest, $5.00 and 1 pair Trousers $10.00; Signed: Caleb Dorsey, Capt, ??? Squadron, Mo. Vol.
  359. Missouri Historical Review, pp 395, 398. Referred to by Col Bazel F Lezear, Missouri Cavalry, who was searching out the 'bushwhackers' and raiding parties, such as Quantrill's Raiders, and was also trying to stop Col. Caleb Dorsey and his men.
    "I intend to send all the families of Bushwhackers out of this (Lafayette) and Johnson county just as fast as I can give them notice to leave. Bushwhackers are very plenty here in this county now and I intend in the few days to make a general move against them and try if I cant rid these two counties of them as I will have about one thousand men in a few days and will have the control in this and Johnson county and if let alone wont let them rest night or day until they are all killed or leave. So if you should not hear from me regular you may know that I am in the brush with Quantrill and his band. I wish I could get over there to get after Dorsey awhile. I think I could catch him and if I can only catch Quantrill and Dorsey is still there I will be able to get over there and catch him."
    Ed. Note: The raiding parties inflicted real damage to the residents of Missouri, and by the end of the war had made mortal enemies of those who would normally have supported or been neutral to their cause, but were turned against them due to their vicious and destructive behavior.
  360. The War of the Rebellion, Vol XX, p 770. I also sent a scout to Hot Springs (Buckskins), and their report amounts to the following, which I think is correct, as it is corroborated by citizens coming within our lines: They say the Marmaduke had a force of 600 men in there on the morning of the 4th instant, they reaching there in the evening. Part of them were State troops. The report there was, they were going to attack Benton, where a small force of ours is stationed. Shelby and the rest of Marmaduke's forces are together, stationed at Okolona, on the Onachita River. Both commands, it is said, have 4,000 men. They are deserting fast; their transportation is very poor. Colonel Dorsey is in the mountains between Benton and Hot Springs, and has 400 men..
  361. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Series M322 Compiles Service Records of Missouri Confederate Soldiers.
  362. Fulton Gazette, The Fulton Gazette 27 Apr 1914. ...the Calloway boys turned back, purposeing to join Colonel Caleb Dorsey (a Pike County man) of Shelby's command who was in Audrain county with several hundred man.

    Full article in Caleb Dorsey Book - several references to Dorsey's involvement around the massacre of the Calloway County boys at Brown's farm.

  363. The War of the Rebellion, Series I, Vol 41, p 911, -12. November 6-7, 1864. Scout in Callaway County, Mo.; Report of Maj. Douglas Dale, Fourth Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

    HDQRS. DETACH. FOURTH CAV. MO. STATE MILITIA.
    Fulton, Mo., November 8, 1864
    General: On the night of the 5th instant Dorsey, with 200 men, camped ten miles southwest of this place. At 12 midnight he took up the line of march for some point on the Missouri River. I received information that he was in camp at the place above mentioned. at noon of the 6th. I immediately went in pursuit with sixty-five of my command. I struck the trail late in the evening at a point ten miles west of south of this place, and found that he was bearing east. I followed the trail through by-roads and plantations until near midnight, when I lost his trail and came to a halt. I learned that there were two Union families within a mile of me. I sent a sergeant to one place for information of the whereabouts of the enemy. I also sent for and procured a Union man for a guide. I learned that the enemy were crossing the river two miles and a half below Cote Sans Dessein, at the farm of one Swan Ferguson. I delayed no time after receiving information, but moved at once. At about 1 o'clock I arrived at the farm of Ferguson. Not seeing any camp-fires of the enemy, I sent two men, dismounted, to reconnoiter for his camp. In about one hour his camp was found, or rather his point of crossing, with a few men and horses still remaining on this side. I dismounted all of my men, leaving ten men to guard the horses. I went into the brush with my men and moved cautiously, and surrounded the point at which the enemy were crossing the river, and arriving at their fires found that I was too late. The last load had crossed intervening the time that the camp was discovered and the report could reach me and I could move to the place of the crossing. It was pitch darkness, thick brush and heavy timber to pass through. My information up to this time had been that the enemy were crossing in skiffs. I remained on the ground till daylight, and ascertained that Dorsey had captured a steam-boat at dusk, but I did not learn the name of the steam-boat.
    On my return to this place a detachment of one sergeant and five men of my command pursued two of Dorsey' men from the river a distance of fifteen miles, following them by their tracks, overhauled them, killed 1, mortally wounded the other, and slightly wounded a third, who had fallen in company with the two. A short time before my men came upon them, captured their arms and equipments, consisting of blankets, saddle-bags, and a regular outfit for the brush confederacy. One pair of the saddle-bags had a new pair of Federal cavalry pants in them. Conscripts are coming in slowly. I think this country is quiet for the present, but I cannot tell how long it will remain so. It is with much difficulty that we can obtain information from citizens as to where an enemy is in this country.
    General, I am, with much respect, your obedient servant, D. Dale, Major Fourth Cav., Missouri State Mil., Comdg. at Fulton, Mo. (Brig. Gen. E B Brown).

  364. Price Camp. "At the close of the war he (Gen Price) was included in Kirby Smith's surrender, but preferring exile to submission he left the country and found refuge in Mexico. There he engaged in a scheme of colonization under the imperial government, but it proved a very unsatisfactory enterprise. He returned to the United State s and died at St. Louis, Mo., on 29th of September 1867.
  365. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 368. He was in Texas at the close of the war, and from there went to old Mexico; not being satisfied, however, with the country, he continued the trip on to California, arriving in San Francisco December 22, 1865.
  366. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 25 June 1865. Piedras Negras Mexico
    June 25th 1865

    Dearest Loudie

    I crossed the "Grand River of the North" (Rio Grande Del Norte) this morning and have determined to write you a few lines, without the slightest prospect of getting an answer for a long, long time. As I leave here, for some "other" Place, in a day or two - As to where I shall go 'tis scarcely yet known to myself - Perhaps when I write again 'twill be from some foreign port - I am no Citizen of the United States as you are aware of, therefore can promise myself nothing but eternal trouble by coming to Mo. where there has been so much trouble among the contending parties -
    Write to John & Tom & say that they will hear from me soon - I have been in unusual good health all winter & spring - have not had a line or heard a word from any of you since November last -
    I shall try and find a country where you can join me if you wish it -
    W H E & "Sallie G's" "George" are with me - Both in moderate health - Crocket is also with me & well - I cannot yet write you a letter that is at all satisfactory & will therefore make this as short as possible - I do not design joining either party in this country unless some unlooked for change takes place in the present status of affairs --
    Presently kindest regards & sympathy to my old friends --
    The Boys wish to be kindly remembered to their friends - and send much love to you --
    With much love to all I am as ever Devotedly
    Caleb.

  367. History of Central California, pp 367-369. In 1866 he purchased the farm property on which he now resides, which is located four miles north of Oakdale. In all there are 4,500 acres, 3,300 being devoted to grain-growing, the balance to pasture and stock range. The Colonel makes a specialty of breeding blooded stock, and on his place may be seen some of the finest stallions to be found in the country, sired by Nutwood and other famous runners and trotters. In addition to blooded stock he also raises mules in considerable numbers, and some years ago made a specialty of sheep-raising.
  368. Federal Census, 1880, California, 1880; Camp Washington, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: T9_84; Family History Film: 1254084; Page: 354.2000. Caleb Dorsey, 44, single, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD.
  369. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties.
  370. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, Material provided by John Worthington Dorsey Ewing, pp 81-83. [After meeting Lou Eleanor Dorsey, he followed them out to California in the fall of 1868 to see the new country. See more details under Philip CS Barbour Ewing]

    After the War between the States it was difficult for southern people to get established for farming in a new country. The Dorsey brothers had but two teams of mules for use in sowing wheat; one plowed in the daytime and one at night using a lantern hung on the plowbeam. Impressed with the new land, Philip C Barbour Ewing returned to Kentucky and from his plantations brought out to the ranch mules, cattle and some of his blooded horses, shipping via the new overland railroad.

  371. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 4, pp 47-48,. Caleb Dorsey purchased from Samuel and Zenas Fisher two tracts of land totalling 4,304.32 acres in Stanislaus County on 7 Nov 1866, for the sum of $2,690.21 in US gold coin.
  372. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, Ltr from Caleb Dorsey to sister Annie Dorsey, 10 Nov 1866. "...I have not told you that I have bought a Ranch containing over four thousand acres of Land - All tillable and good wheat or Barley land - 'tis twenty miles south-east of Stockton and in a very good neighborhood. I have 1/2 mile front on the Stanislaus River - Have no improvements yet save a well and a small field - am going to put in a crop of grain on it this fall and winter and build on it next summer - 'tis far better wheat land than there is in Old Pike, then I have bought it on very reasonable terms in fact every one says I have quite a bargain in the Land - I am in full view of the snow capped mountains all the while yet never have snow on the Ranch...".
  373. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 4, pp 366-67. On 26 May 1868, Caleb Dorsey purchase 160 acres of land from Zara Cottle for the sum of $200 gold coin.
  374. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 368. He was elected County Supervisor of Stanislaus County, serving from 1869 to 1872; was also elected to the State Legislature for the terms of 1877 and 1878.
  375. Annals of Stanislaus County, Vol I, p 60. Burneyville enjoyed the distinction of being the head of navigation on the Stanislaus River, at least for a short time.

    In June, 1868, the Stanislaus Steam Navigation Company was incorporated under an act of legislature passed the previous April. The company was to clear the Stanislaus River of all obstructions in the way of trees, snags, and so forth. This they did, from Burneyville (ed: now Riverbank) west to the mouth of the river. The first steamer to make the trip was the Clara Crow. A small sternwheeler then twenty years of age and already a veteran in river transportation. The steamboat company invited the board of supervisors to make this trip, but on one, Caleb Dorsey, made the maiden voyage. The Clara Crow left Stockton on May 1, 1869, and that night they tied up at E E Taylor's ferry near the present Caswell Park. The next day they steamed into Burneyville to be greeted by a large crowd of citizens. The steamer loaded forty tons of grain and the next day it departed downstream.

  376. History of Stanislaus County, p 82. Discussion about "Clearing the River Stanislaus" - 1 May 1869, County Supervisor Caleb Dorsey was the sole supervisor to test the ferry. See other citation.
  377. History of Stanislaus County, p 92. The supervisors of the county, H G James, Caleb Dorsey and Davis Hartman, assembled at Knights Ferry, September 30, 1871, to count the vote for state officers and for the citizens' choice of county seat. (Modesto won).
  378. Federal Census, 1870, California, 1870, Emory, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: M593_92; Page: 16; Image: 34. Caleb Dorsey, 32, farmer, $25,000, $15,000, b. MD;
    John W, 40, farm laborer, b. MD;
    Ellinor, 65, keeping house, b. MD
    Thomas B, 35, farm laborer, b. MD;
    Annie, 30, b. MO;
    Luda, 26, b. MO;
    Adnella, 23, b. MO.
    Farm laborers living on farm:
    James Mahan, 28, b. TN;
    Abel Cuthbert, 21, b. VA;
    John Thompson, 35, b. NY;
    Allen Hardy, 25, b. Norway;
    Carl Dennias, 15, stock handler, b. CA.
  379. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1, 21 Jan 1870. MATTERS IN THE STATE CAPITOL:...Mr. Walden's bill, introduced yesterday, for the improvement of the Stanislaus river for rafting logs, cordwood, lumber and fencing material, grants Thomas B. Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey the franchise for fifty years; the improvements to be completed in five years, including a boom at the head of navigation; and tolls are allowed at $1 per thousand feet.
  380. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1. MATTERS AT THE STATE CAPITOL;...Mr. Walden's bill, introduced yesterday, for the improvement of the Stanislaus river for rafting logs, cordwood, lumber and fencing material, grants Thomas B. Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey the franchise for fifty years; the improvements to be completed in five years, including a boom at the head of navigation; and tolls are allowed at $1 per thousand feet.
  381. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1, 13 Sept 1872. Agricultural Society - At the annual meeting of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, on Wednesday, the following were chosen officers for the ensuing year: Caleb Dorsey, of Stanislaus county, President; Geo. West and Andrew Wall, Vice Presidents; H T Compton, Secretary; F L Hinds, Treasurer; J R Hitchcock and S V Treadway, Directors. The old list of Honorary Vice Presidents were re-elected.
  382. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 368. He is president of the Valley Warehouse Company of Oakdale. In 1873 he was president of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, and from 1875 to 1879 was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Insane Asylum.
  383. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Haggin Museum, LB67 6453-1. He was a life member as illustrated by a ticket signed to B. (Barbour) Ewing dated 1896 and issued by a Life Member signed "Caleb Dorsey.".
  384. One Hundred Years of Modesto, p 133. Caleb Dorsey is listed as one of the original directors of the bank, incorporated 31 Mar 1873, filed with the Secretary of State, Sacramento, CA on 1 Apr 1873.
  385. Pacific Rural Press, P. 196, Vol 8, No 13, 26 Sept 1874. The election of officers of the Stanislaus County Agricultural society, held on the evening of the 17th resulted as follows: F H Ross, President; Caleb Dorsey and CC Baker, Vice Presidents...
  386. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3. SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY FAIR; Growth of the City of Stockton - Manufactures and the Fair - The Stockton Paper-Mills - Exhibit by a Lady Farmer. (From our Correspondent) Stockton, Wednesday, Sept 30th.
    The fourteenth annual fair of the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Association opened yesterday at Stockton, the largest and principal city of the San Joaquin valley. In commencing my remarks concerning the Fair and the products of the district, I cannot do better than refer to the growth of the city in which the fair is held, representing as it does the growth of the entire valley...
    THOROUGHBRED CATTLE AND HORSES; The interest of farmers of San Joaquin District Fair is seen in the exhibits of cattle. There is a creditable showing of Durhams and thoroughbred horses and among the exhibitors are the following:
    Thoroughbred horses - J Laswell, San Joaquin, stallion "Hardwood;" Caleb Dorsey, Stanislaus, thoroughbred horse, "Spectator;" E B Potter, Stanislaus, five year-old mare "Farmers' Maid;" Caleb Dorsey, Stanislaus, thoroughbred mare "Pet.".
  387. San Francisco Bulletin, 28 June 1875, p 2. COMPLETE LIST OF THE DELEGATES;
    The following is a full list of the delegates to the Convention:
    ...Stanislaus - N W Wells, Colonel Caleb Dorsey, John Murphy, T W Lane, Harvey P Davis.
    Tuolumne - Caleb Dorsey, Burns, Galvin, Baxter, Dr. Eichelroth and Wm Connelly...
  388. History of Stanislaus County, p 88. THE STOCK GROWERS ASSOCIATION
    Another fair was held in Modesto in 1875, commencing September 28, and was as the News stated, devoted exclusively to horse racing and the exhibition of stock. Its officers were Frank Ross president; Colonel Caleb Dorsey, vice-president, and George Buck, secretary.
  389. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 368. In 1873 he was president of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, and from 1875 to 1879 was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Insane Asylum.
  390. Stockton State Hospital Records, R320.01(2). Page 222
    February 10th 1880
    Obed Harvey presented his commission as Director of the Insane Asylum, vice Caleb Dorsey for four years dated Jan 6, 1880 with the oath of office endorsed thereon dated Feb 10th, 1880 and sworn to before L M Cutting Norary Public, and there upon took his seat as a member of the board.
    (Caleb Dorsey had signed as a member of the board the prior monthly meeting.).
  391. Stockton State Hospital Records, R320.01(2) Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Apr 1, 1878-Mar 10,1884. P. 1
    Insane Asylum of the State of California
    Wednesday April 10th, 1878
    At an adjournied meeting of the Board of Directors of the Insane Asylum of California held at the time and place aforesaid the following members were present: F T Baldwin, President, Robt. Watt, Caleb Dorsey, S A Holmes, Frank Stewart, W B Austin, rec.
  392. Sacramento Daily Union, P 3, 28 Jan 1876, Vol 1, No 297. CONFIRMATIONS: There were filed yesterday in the office of the Secretary of State certificates showing the confirmation by the Senate of the Governor's appointments of Caleb Dorsey, FT Baldwin and Robert Watt as Directors of the Insane Asylum at Stockton.
  393. San Francisco Bulletin, 5 December 1876, P. 1. STATE NEWS IN BRIEF...

    At the annual meeting of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society held Saturday, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, L U Shippee...Vice Presidents, Stanislaus county, S H Rogers and Caleb Dorsey...

  394. Golden Nugget Library, Pen Portraits of State Officers, Legislators...of the State of California... In Sacramento City, during the Session of the Legislature of 1877-8:

    HON. CALEB DORSEY, Stanislaus County; Is a representative in the Assembly of Stanislaus County, and resides at Oakdale. He is a native of Maryland, 43 years old, single, and came to California from Missouri in 1865. He is a confirmed Democrat, and a farmer by occupation. Mr. Dorsey served on the Confederate army, with the rank of Colonel, during the rebellion. Since becoming a resident of his present County he has been one of the Supervisors for three years. He has also been President of the Bank of Modesto, and President of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, and is now one of the Directors of the State Insane Asylum at Stockton. This is Mr. Dorsey's first trial as a legislator. He is a tall, good-looking bachelor, courteous and gentlemanly in his deportment, and is liberally endowed with that most necessary element of success - go-ahead. Mr. Dorsey is Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs.

  395. Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians - online database. Dorsey, Caleb - of California. Member of California state assembly 5th District, 1877-80. Burial location unknown. [Rural Cemetery, Stockton].
  396. History of Stanislaus County, p 213. COUNTY LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES;
    That the county polled a solid Democratic vote for so many years was unfortunate, for the state as a rule is Republican and Democratic legislators in a Republican senate or assembly cannot expect many political favors. This is especially true where the representation is jointly with other counties. ...Assemblymen: Caleb Dorsey '78.
  397. Pen Portraits, p. 57. HON. CALEB DORSEY
    Is a representative in the Assembly of Stanislaus County, and resides at Oakdale. He is a native of Maryland, 43 years old, single, and came to California from Missouri in 1865. He is a confirmed Democrat, and a farmer by occupation. Mr. Dorsey served in the Confederate army, with the rank of Colonel, during the rebellion. Since becoming a resident of his present county he has been one of the Supervisors for three years. He has also been President of the Bank of Modesto, and President of the San Joaquin Agricultural Society, and is now one of the Directors of the State Insane Asylum at Stockton. This is Mr. Dorsey's first trial as a legislator. He is a tall, good looking bachelor, courteous and gentlemanly in his deportment, and is liberally endowed with that most necessary element of success - go-ahead. Mr. Dorsey is chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs.
  398. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3, 19 Mar 1877. A CONTROVERSY CONCERNING A WOOL CONSIGNMENT - In the case of Watt & McLennan vs. Caleb Dorsey & Bros., Judge Morrison Saturday passed upon the defendants' motion of a new trial, saying, in effect, that the defendants were sheep raisers and wool growers in Stanislaus County, and they consigned their wool to the plaintiffs, wool graders in this city. The plaintiff's sold the consignments and made returns to the defendants. Subsequently it was ascertained by grading the wool that some 1,900 pounds or it was not what it was represented to be, and plaintiffs informed the defendants that they had paid them too much. The defendants refused to refund, and this action was brought to recover the amount. The Court said the evidence was conflicting. The defendant, Dorsey, testified that he informed McLennan that his former consignee, Mr Wise, had made a claim for bad wool after grading; that he became dissatisfied and changed his consignments to McLennan. He also swore that he told McLennan that no charge must be made for bad wool after grading. McLennan testified that he had no recollection of such a conversation. It was stated by the defendants'counsel that Dorsey was a man of strict veracity. The Court was inclined to think an error might have been made in giving judgment for plaintiff, and an opportunity would be given to try the merits of the case before a jury, and therefore a new trial would be granted.
  399. Sacramento Daily Union, P. 5, 19 Oct 1878, Vol 7, No 206. CATTLE STEALING; THE ROUTE OVER WHICH SOME THIEVES TOOK A BAND OF STEERS - FOLLOWING THE TRAIL AND ARREST OF THREE MEN.
    Cattle stealing has for a year past been prosecuted industriously in this county - indeed, it has seemed that it would rise to the rank of an industry, so diligently and openly has it been carried on. The residents in the southern portion of the county have suffered most. A check is likely to be put on the business now. On Friday nigh, the 4th instant, 20 head of fine steers were stolen from the farm of Marion Biggs, Jr., some 12 miles south of this city. Mr. Biggs was absent at the time, in Colusa county. He was sent for, and arrived here on the Monday night following. News met him of the cattle having been heard of near Ione City. He notified the Sheriff and Chief of Police here, and gave such extended notice as was possible, and set out on the trail of the thieves. He soon learned that the cattle had been driven by out of the way routes into Amador county. The thieves must, have made 35 or 40 miles the first day, reaching a point within three or four miles of Ione City, where they rested on Saturday, and then crossed the Mokelumne at Green's crossing, reaching Martels, 18 miles from Ione, on Saturday night. Messrs. Steinberger and Surface, of Ione, heard from a sheepherder of the arrival of a drove of strange cattle near that place, and of the suspicious actions of two or three men in charge of it. On Sunday, though they had not heard then of the larceny, they started to follow the men. They were accompanied by a herder known as "Nat." who drove them back to Charles Blithers' near Ione, where he rested Sunday night. That night one of the thieves rode up to Blithers, and asked if any stray cattle had been seen there. Before he received reply he saw the cattle in the corral and proceeded to turn them out. "Nat" interfered and told him if he owned the stock to come and Monday and prove his claim. The fellow then put the spurs to his horse and galloped off in the direction of Martels. Steinberger and Surface got no trace of the thieves and returned to Ione. Sheriff John Vogan, of Amador, who started in response to a telegram from Biggs, arrived at Freshowers on the Calaveras river in search of the thieves, and he there received information that induced him to go off in a northerly direction to look for them. During this time Mr. Biggs was following the trail. He arrived at Blithers and identified his cattle. He rode on to Martels, and thence to Comanche, Campo Seco and Freshowers, and there learned that the thieves, with singular inconsistency, had attended church on Sunday near the Calaveras line, and while at their devotions the ten head of steers which Steinberger, Surface and "Nat" susequently found had wandered off from the heard, which occasioned the return of one of the thieves to Blithers, as stated. At Freshowers Mr. Biggs found that Sheriff Vogan had already been there, and had gone north on a false scent. It was now Wednesday, and on that day he learned for the first time of the identity of two of the thieves, William Williams and Benjamin Gill. Some people declared there were three men in the gang, others insisted that but two drove the cattle. Information was now had of the cattle being seen on the road toward Modesto, and Biggs pushed on to Milton, where he was met by Sheriff Vogan. It was 45 miles to Modesto and 23 to Stockton, and the party concluded to go to the latter place and reach Modest by rail, meantime sending a man across countyr to follow the trail of the thieves. At Stockton Sheriff Thomas Cunningham joined in the hunt, and the party proceeded to Modesto., where Hon. Caleb Dorsey and Sheriff A S Fulkerth, of Stanislaus, united with it in the search for the property and the thieves...
  400. Halley's Handbook of the California Legislature, p. 41. 22nd Session, 1877-8
    DORSEY, CALEB - Assemblyman from Stanislaus Co; age 43; farmer; unmarried; resides at Oakdale; Democrat; native of Maryland; came to Calif. in 1865 from Missouri; is a member of the Board of Directors of the State Asylum at Stockton. Sacramento residence, cor. Eighth and K sts.
  401. The Pioneer, Vol II, No. 5, 2 Feb 1878, p 4, col 1. HON. CALEB DORSEY; Who represents Stanislaus county in the Assembly, is a farmer and stock-raiser; a native of Maryland and forty-three years of age, a single man and a Democrat. Was Supervisor of Stanislaus county; has been Director of the Insane Asylum at Stockton two years. This is his first term in the legislature. Came to California in 1850; he is quite an active politician.
  402. Early Marriages of Stanislaus County 1854-1905. MINOR, WILLIAM O 28 Modesto b. VA
    Jennie V Clark 21 Modesto b. CA
    1878 Oct 10 BH Russell MG
    Witnesses: John F Tucker, Modesto & Col. Caleb Dorsey, Oakdale.
  403. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1, 11 May 1879. BLOOD HORSE ASSOCIATION; The Pacific Coast Blood Horse Association met at the Baldwin Hotel lst evening. The attendance of members was large. The election of officers for the ensuing year took place. E J Baldwin was re-elected President; Theodore Winters, Vice President; Caleb Dorsey, Second Vice President; P A Finigan, Treasurer; James McM. Shafter, Henry Schwartz and W H Coombs, Trustees; Joseph Cairn Simpson, Secretary.
  404. New York Herald, P. 5, 13 Nov 1879. THE CALIFORNIA TURF; At a full meeting of the Pacific Blood Horse Association held last evening at the Baldwin Hotel, says the San Francisco Chronicle of the 5th inst., ...The trustees elected for the ensuing year were E J Baldwin, Theodore Winters, Caleb Dorsey...On an election of officers ...Caleb Dorsey, second vice president...
  405. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3, 9 July 1879. ---- G W Whitman of Sonoma and Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus are at the Brooklyn.

    ---- F H Darling of Napa; N L Bancroft of New York; Caleb Dorsey of Sonora, and AI Elkins of Sacramento are at the Cosmopolitan.

  406. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3. Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus...at the Brooklyn [hotel].
  407. Federal Census, 1880, California, 1880; Camp Washington, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: T9_84; Family History Film: 1254084; Page: 354.2000. Caleb Dorsey, 44, single, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD
    John W Dorsey, 50, single, brother, farmer & stock raiser, b. MD, both parents b. MD
    John King, 35, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA;
    Frances M Saxton, 50, hired man, married, farmhand, b. CA;
    John A Killilea, 17, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA, both parents b. Ireland;
    Carlos Camilla, 25, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA, both parents b. CA;
    George Nelson, 31, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA;
    William Setzeo, 35, hired man, single, farmhand, b. CA;
    Ah Sam, 40, servant, married, Domestic, b. China, both parents b. China;
    John Sparks, 35, hired man single, farmhand herder, b. US, both parents b. US;
    David Mitchell, 50, hired man, widowed, farmhand herder, b. MO, both parents b. US;
    Billy McKay, 35, hired man, single, farmhand herder, b. US, both parents b. US.
  408. History of Stanislaus County, p 229. Caleb Dorsey is listed as the School District Clerk for Oakdale for the term ending 6/30/1880. There were 11 boys, 12 girls, average age 9.
  409. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 2. Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus and James C Milne of Callao, Peru, are at present at the Palace.
  410. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 3. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
    DEPARTURE OF THE DELEGATION FROM CALIFORNIA TO THE TRIENNIAL CONCLAVE AT CHICAGO
    The delegation of Knights Templar left this afternoon with their parties for the Triennial Conclave which opens at Chicago on the 17th instant. The Commandery assembled at the Masonic Temple at 1 o'clock, and marched to the ferry.
    The Commanderies, under the command of Right Eminent Grand Commander Bruce B Lee, marched from the Masonic Temple at 2 o'clock, preceded by the Second Regiment Band, to the court of the Palace Hotel, where they were photographed. The then marched to the foot of Market street and departed on a ferry steamer. The Knights wear a fatigue dress of dark blue, and the baldrick of the regalia, military caps with a cross at the front and the Knights' sword, making a handsome uniform.
    A special train was waiting, consisting of eleven cars. The first was a baggage car, the next a drill car, and the other one sleepers. The name of each Commandery is painted on the car it occupies. That of "Bodie" has "Baby" painted in large letters under the name...
    Stockton Commander, No. 8 -- Mrs. J H Budd, Mrs. D Nathan, Mrs C C Castle, G A McKenzie, Wm Graham, JW Thompson, Caleb Dorsey, Miss Annie Dorsey, E R Hedges...
  411. San Francisco Bulletin, 15 Oct 1880, p. 3. PASSENGERS ARRIVE TO-MORROW; Carlin, October 15th - The following overland passengers passed here to-day, and arrive in San Francisco to-morrow:...Caleb Dorsey, San Francisco...
  412. San Francisco Bulletin, p 3. PASSENGERS PASSING OMAHA; OMAHA, October 12th - the following through passengers passed here on to-day's train, leaving at 12:15 PM to arrive in San Francisco October 16th...Caleb Dorsey, Oakland.
  413. Omaha Herald, p 8. HOTEL ARRIVALS; The following are yesterday's arrivals at the Withnell, Kitchen Bros., proprietors:...Caleb Dorsey, California...
  414. City Directory, City & County Directory of San Joaquin, etc, LM McKenney San Francisco, 1881 p. 439. DORSEY, Caleb, farmer and stock-raiser 4,460 acres, res 4 miles north of Oakdale.
  415. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Haggin Museum LB66-1247. Dance card for Caleb Dorsey for the Independence Ball, Ross House, Modesto, July 4th, 1881.
    Envelope holding dance card and pencil also held political buttons as seen in photo in book.
  416. Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California. MEMBERS OF SUMMIT LODGE, NO. 112, KNIGHT'S FERRY, STANISLAUS COUNTY, 1882;
    MASTER MASONS:
    Dorsey, Caleb.
  417. Sacramento Daily Union, 21 Apr 1882, Vol 15, No 51. The following are the officers and members: President, Theodore Winters, Winters, Yolo county; First Vice-Prsident, J McM. Shafter, San Francisco; Second Vice-President, Caleb Dorsey, Modesto...
  418. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File 7031, abst 961, abd T- vol 18. All of Section 108, State School Lands, Texas County, Texas, paid $32.00 March 10th, 1882 for 640 acres

    Claim abandoned and repatented to E L Pearcy and S Plenningham 9, Dec 1886.

  419. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #7032, abst 960, abd T - vol 18. All of Section 110, State School Lands, Texas County, Texas, paid $32.00 March 10th, 1882 for 640 acres

    Claim abandoned and repatented to H A Reading 9 Dec 1886, Dec 1886.

  420. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #1746, Patent #159, Vol I, Class: Lunatic Asylum. Grantee: S J Dorrough
    Patentee: Caleb Dorsey
    Date: 2 Oct 1882
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #1746
    Survey: NW 1/4 25
    Patent #159
    Patent Vol I
    Class: Lun Asy.
  421. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #1986, Patent # 160. Grantee: Taylor Stark
    Patentee: Caleb Dorsey
    Date: 2 Oct 1882
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #1986
    Survey: NW 1/4 62
    Patent #160
    Patent Vol I
    Class: Lun Asy.
  422. Pacific Rural Press, P. 181 8 Sept 1883, Vol 26, No 10. We, the undersigned, have seen the combined harvester above described, know as the "Shippee Harvester," built at Stockton, with Shippee & Grattan improvements, working in the field. It does first class work - cutting, thrashing, cleaning, sacking, and saving the grain. The machine is eleven foot cut, and was worked by two men and ten horses. It was taking a full cut in a field yielding from twenty to thirty-five bushels of wheat per acre. We recommend it to the farming community and public with pleasure, as being a wonderful laborsaving machine, as also saving much more grain than by heading and thrashing separately.
    Signed: J L Trefren, San Joaquin county; C I Ortman, San Joaquin county; J B Bingham, Grafton, Yolo county; A Leitch, L D Wakefield, C H Wakefield, J Jefferson, San Joaquin county; Wm. L. Lapsly, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jas. Caven, Caleb Dorsey, J M Garwood, W H Mahoney, San Joaquin county; H M La Rue, Geo. W Hancock, Sacramento; J Price, San Leandro; A W Lackhart, Sacramento; Geo F Smith, Andrew Wolf, H Barnhart, M J Draes, P J Draes, S H Mann, H E Wright, H G Tanner, C N Whitmore, O P Munson, J P Sargent, Turlock, C E Benjamin, D M Pease, John Grattan, San Joaquin county, and others.
  423. Tuolumne County Records, Book A, Vol 11, p 331. Caleb acquires rights to the Snell mines and all of the others that were included in his partnership with J T Newcomer.
  424. Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, p 131. Oakdale Lodge, No. 275, F&AM, was organized under dispensation June 24, 1884, with the following members: Silas Bishop...Caleb Dorsey...The report to Grand Lodge, January, 1892, showed a membership of thirty-seven, which has since been materially increased, and the lodge is in a highly prosperous condition.
  425. History of Stanislaus County, p 191. Caleb Dorsey was a charter member when, on 16 Oct 1884, the Oakdale Masonic Lodge No. 275, FA & M, the charter was granted.
  426. History of Stanislaus County, p 76-77. The Big Grain Fire, July, 1884
    Grain fires are numerous but perhaps one of the largest in financial loss was the fire of July 20, 1884. It occurred near the Burnett railroad station and fully 5,000 acres of grain were destroyed, involving a loss in insurance figures of over $100,000, with only $22,000 insurance. How the fire started is not known; it was first noticed in a corner of Colonel Caleb Dorsey's ranch, and as a heavy wind was blowing it spread rapidly. Two men from the McHews' harvesting crew going into Oakdale filled up on liquor and returning to the thresher stopped at the corner and lighted their pipes. Carelessly they threw their matches away and this probably started the fire. W C Carmichael says he saw the men smoking, indifferently looking at the flame. He ran to them and commanded them to assist him in putting out the fire. He soon saw the danger and running to Colonel Dorsey's house phoned in the alarm. In a few minutes hundreds of men from Oakdale and other points were hurrying to the scene, carrying with them wet sacks, pieces of blanket and sticks to beat out the flames. B F Reynolds, on his ranch three miles distant, says the flames at times lifted by the wind would leap thirty or forty fee into the air. He hastened to the fire with his water wagon filled with water to assist in keeping the sacks wet and provide the men with water to drink. Another farmer while trying to get his threshing machine out of the range of the fire was encompassed by a whirlwind of flame and the two horses were so badly burned that one of them was shot to put him out of his misery. In a short time dozens of men were seen about Oakdale with their arms blistered or badly burned and several of them with the hair burned from their heads. The fire was finally checked by back firing and a long strip of plowed land. The losses as computed by insurance exceeded $100,000. Caleb Dorsey's loss was $30,000 on grain, besides losing a Shippe combined header and thresher and a steam threshing machine. Robinson and Carey lost $20,000, insured, $7,000. H Graney, $4,000; Isaac Watson, $16,000; Paulsell and Muncey, $16,000. Some of the grain was insured at seven dollars per acre, but as the yield was very heavy the insurance did not cover twenty-five per cent of the loss.
  427. San Francisco Bulletin, P 3. A BATTLE WITH FIRE; THOUSANDS OF ACRES BURNED OVER ON THE PLAINS OF SAN JOAQUIN; The Farmers, After a Well-Organized Struggle, Check the Flames; An Estimated Loss of $90,000, with an Insurance of $32,000.

    Modesto, July 21st - Yester day morning news was brought to this place over the telephone that the whole country was on fire north of Oakdale or just across the Stanislaus river, near Burnett's station...The fire broke out on the northwest corner of Col. Caleb Dorsey's ranch, about five miles from the river. It is supposed that two men were smoking, and that the fire from their pipes caught the grain and before they noticed it, it got under such headway that no one could go near enough to put it out...The fire started about 10 o'clock and it was not under control until 3:30. During this time it had run about five miles and covered a country three miles wide, destroying some of the finest grain in the valley. It was reported that several farm houses had been destroyed. Col. Dorsey lost one of his tenant houses and the barn, valued at $900. He also lost a thrashing machine and one of Shippee's combined headers and thrashers, valued at about $3,000...
    PROBABLE LOSSES.
    As everybody was excited it is impossible at this time to tell exactly what the losses will amount to. As near as could be learned from the insurance men it is as follows: Col. Dorsey, 1,040 acres; loss $30,00; no insurance; also one house and barn, $900; one of Shippee's combined header and thrasher and one steam thrashing machine, $3,600; partly insured. R Robinson, or Robinson and Carey, 1,200 acres: loss, $20,000; insurance, $7 per acre. L. Grainger, 120 acres; loss, $4,000; insurance, $10 per acre. Isaac Watson, 900 acres; loss, $16,000; insurance, $7 per acre. Paulsel & Muncy, 200 acres; loss, $16,000; insurance, $7 per acre. Total loss, $90,100; total insurance, $23,200.

  428. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 2, 22 July 1884, Vol 37, No 12515. WHEAT FIELDS IN FLAMES; A SWATH FIVE MILES BY THREE BURNED OVER; THE WORK OF IDLE TRAMPS; THE WHOLE COUNTRY FIGHTING FIRE - MEN INJURED BY THE FLAMES - BUILDINGS AND MACHINERY LOST
    Modesto, July 21st
    ...The fire broke out on the northwest corner of Col. Caleb Dorsey's ranch, about five miles from the river. ..
  429. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 5, Vol 37, NO 12515, 22 July 1884. THE FIRE BELL:
    Modesto, July 21st - The wheat fields of Caleb Dorsey, LL Granger, IW Gilmer, WM Muncy, Isaack Watson and R Robinson, in Stanislaus county, were burned yesterday. The fire spread over an area five miles in length and two in breadth, involving over 5,000 acres of grain ready for the harvest. Aggregate loss, $90,000; insurance, $23,200.
  430. Daily Alta Newspaper, 8 Oct 1885, Vol 39, No 12291. SAN JOSE GOSSIP; Col. Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus has been visiting here for the past few days.
  431. Probate Court Records, Probate File for Caleb Dorsey,Carlo M De Ferrari Archive, Sonora, CA. Petition for Letters of Administration File 29 May 1885, Joseph Fitzgerald Clerk

    Know all men by these Presents:
    That we, Esther M Dorsey as principal, and, J W Dorsey and Caleb Dorsey both of the County of Stanislaus and State of California as sureties, are held and firmly bound to the state of California in the sum of fifteen Thousand dollars - 21st day of Oct 1885
    Administratrix of the Estate of Caleb Dorsey...died 28 Mar 1885 without a will...heirs at law Elizabeth M Dorsey Anita E Dorsey Kate W Dorsey all over 21, and Caleb, 17 years of age.

  432. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 5, 4 June 1886, Vol 40, No 13430. SUDDEN DEATH
    Modesto, June 3d. - Aaron Cornet, a Swede, fifty-six years of age, dropped dead at the ranch of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, near Oakdale, yesterday. Coroner Lewis held an inquest upon the body today, and verdict of the jury was death from unknown causes. Mr. Cornet has been in failing health for some time. He was pitching hay when he fell forward upon his face and expired without a moan.
  433. San Francisco Bulletin, P. 1. A SECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION CONSTRUED.
    Caleb Dorsey subscribed for 100 shares of the Pacific Trust Company's stock on the formation of the bank. He gave his note in payment of an assessment of 10 per cent and received therefore a stock certificate representing the amount of the note. Subsequently he refused to pay the note under the section of the constitution which provides that "No corporation shall issue stocks or bonds, except for money paid, labor done, or property actually received, and all fictitious increase of stock shall be void." The bank brought suit in the Superior Court of San Joaquin county for the amount of the note, and obtained judgment which judgment has been affirmed by the Supreme Court, which holds that the word "property" in the section quoted includes personal property which includes "things in action and evidence of debt.".
  434. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 1 - Advertisement. GOLDEN GATE FAIR! BAY DISTRICT TRACK; Sept. 6th to 12th, inclusive; SPEED PROGRAMME;
    No. 4 - THE CALIFORNIA STAKE - for three-year-olds. One mile and a quarter.
    Caleb Dorsey names............ s c Cyclone
    Caleb Dorsey names............ s c Fred Archer.
  435. The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index, Vol I, p 710. Caleb Dorsey, 54, b. MD, res Oakdale, Stanislaus, reg date 27 Mar 1888, p 10.
  436. Daily Alta Newspaper, P. 1, 15 May 1888, Vol 42, No 14138. AT LOS ANGELES; PREPARING FOR THE CONVENTION THAT WILL MEET TO-DAY; ALL SOLID FOR CLEVELAND; DISCUSSING NOMINATIONS FOR CONGRESS - THE MEN WHO WILL PROBABLY GO TO ST LOUIS - NOTES AND GOSSIP;

    ...It is not so easy to tell the delegates to the National Convention. TO GO TO ST. LOUIS ...
    ...J J White of Alameda and E G Blessing of Sacramento, it is understood, will go form the Third District. From the Second C P Berry will probably be one of the delegates, and Caleb Dorsey of Stanislaus would not refuse to go too.

  437. Stanislaus Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Vol 43, p 164. For Oakdale Lodge #295 as trustee with A Blith and G W Lancaster purchased property from Mistletoe Lodge #80 Knights of Pithias for the sum of $285.
  438. Mineral Certificate, General Land Office #17839; Mineral Certificate #379, Stockton, CA. Whereas, in pursuance of the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the US, Chapter 6, Title 32, and legislation supplemental thereto, there have been deposited in the General Land Office of the US the Plat and Field Notes of survey and the Certificate N 379 of the Register of the Land Office at Stockton in the state of California accompanied by other evidence, whereby it appears that Caleb Dorsey did on the first day of November, AD 1888 duly enter and pay for that certain mining claim or premises known as the Snell Quartz lode mining claim designated by the Surveyor General as Lot No. 40, embracing a portion of section seven in township three north of range fifteen east, Mount Diablo meridian in the Tuolumne Mining District, in the County of Tuolumne and State of California, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Stockton...
  439. Texas State Land Office, Land Patents, File #2205, Patent #180. Grantee: Caleb Dorsey
    Patentee: Caleb Dorsey
    Date: 24 Feb 1890
    160 Acres, Bexar;Travis District, Taylor County
    File #2205
    Survey: NE 1/4 24
    Patent #180
    Patent Vol 2
    Class: Lun Asy.
  440. Sacramento Daily Union, Vol 79, No 38, 8 Apr 1890. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
    Caleb Dorsey, a prominent lawyer of Stanislaus county, is at the Capital Hotel.

    Arrivals at the Capital Hotel yesterday: ...Caleb Dorsey, Stanislaus Co.

  441. Tuolumne Co, CA Court/Deed Records, Book 1, Volume 9, p 92. CALEB DORSEY et al Mill Site

    Notice Is hereby given that we the undersigned claim (5) acres of this land including the Springs of water for a Mill Site to be hedl in accordance with the United States Mining Laws Situated in Tuolumne County Cal and described as follows: North of Knights Creek about 1 mile and about 1/2 a mile from the Snell Mine and known as the Old Wilson Ranch. Caleb Dorsey, Adam Elliot, Located this 10 day of October AD 1890. Recorded at the Request of Wells Fargo & Co Oct 27, 1890 at 9 o'clock AM. R. Inch County Recorder.

  442. City Directory, Oakdale, Stanislaus, CA, 1893, p 417. Dorsey Caleb, pres Valley Warehouse Co.
  443. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 417. Dorsey Caleb, pres Valley Warehouse Co.
  444. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 417. OAKDALE, STANISLAUS: DORSEY Caleb, pres. Valley Warehouse Co.
  445. Land Patent, California, BLM Serial # - CACAAA 066989; Doc #17839. 20.66 acres Tuolumne Co, CA S7 T3N R15E - Mount Diable meridian.
  446. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Land Entry File, accessed from NARA 10 Aug 2009. Land Office: Stockton, Cal.
    ME 379
    Lot 40
    15137 Nov 1/88

    Caleb Dorsey
    Snell Qtz Mine
    Tuolumne Mg D.
    Tuolumne Co.
    20.66 acres $105.00
    Patent written April 8, 1891 LMW
    Patent No 17839
    Date May 6/91
    Recorded Vol 198 p 49
    To R & R May 28, 1891 SB

    Land Entry file contains Affadavit of Citizenship; it states he is a citizen b. County of Baltimore, State of Maryland in the year 1833 and is now a resident of Oakdale Stanislaus Co. Cala. Signature of Caleb Dorsey - dated 31 Dec 1886. The Mining claim hereby located is situated in Tuolumne Mining District, Tuolumne County, State of California and is in T3N R15E S7 in a Southwesterly direction from the Wilson Ranch. This location is distinctly marked on the ground so that its boundaries can be readily traced by a monument set at a discovery shaft where this Notice and Statement is posted this 15th day of May 1880 and by substantial posts or monuments of stone at each corner of the claim, and the exterior boundaries of the claim as marked by said posts or monuments are as follows: Beginning at this monument and notice and extending 750 feet in a Westerly direction to a stone monument thence 300 feet in a Northerly direction to a stake, thence 1500 feet in a Easterly direction to a stake thence 300 feet, Southerly to a stone monument, thence 300 feet Southerly to a stake thence 1500 feet to a stake which is the South west corner thence 300 feet to the stone monument to the place of beginning. The undersigned intends to hold this claim under and according to the Laws of the United States and of the State of California and to record this notice and statement under oath in the County Recorders Office of said County as provided by law Dated this 15th day of May 1880 and signed Robert Ross, Locator and claimant, Recorded at request of R Ross, January 10th 1881 at 39 M P o'clock AM in volume 2 Page 309 of Records of Mining Claims of Tuolumne County.
    On the 31st day of May AD 1881 Robert Ross conveyed by Deed to Caleb Dorsey all his right title and interest in that certain Quartz Claim known as the Snell Quartz Lode Mining Claim, above described Said Deed being of Record in book A Vol 20 Page 455 of Deeds Tuolumne County Records and Recorded in June 1st 1881 at 9 H A M.

  447. Mineral Certificate, General Land Office #22584, Mineral Certificate #427; BLM Serial # - CACAAA 066133. Registered at General Land Office, Stockton, CA by Caleb Dorsey and Adam Elliot, 19 July 1892; True Business Quartz lode mining claim, Lot 5 and 41, embracing a portion of section 12 in township 3N of range 14 east and of section 7 in township three north of range fifteen east, Mount Diablo meridian, Tuolumne Mining District, Tuolumne County, CA, District of Lands subject to sale at Stockton.
  448. Bureau of Land Management, Doc #22584. Purchased with Adam Elliot.
  449. NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, Publication Number: M322; Compiled Service Records of Confederation Soldiers. Confederate Home
    Higginsville, Missouri
    April 29, 1894

    1. Colonel Caleb Dorsey of Pike County Missouri was on recruiting service under General Price both in the State Guard and Confederate service. He now resides in California on a Ranch.
    2. Captain Celsus Price Son of Major General Sterling Price was aide de camp on his father's Staff till the end of the War, now resides in Saint Louis
    3. The other son was named Edwin W. Price and was a Recruiter General of the third Division Missouri State Guard, was taken prisoner in the War in the Winter of 1861, on the Osage River near Warsaw while on recruiting service, was exchanged for a Federal officer of equal rank, reported to his father in Mississippi and --?-- he returned to Missouri and remained till the end of the War.
    Respectfully
    Your obt servt
    R H Musser.

  450. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Haggin Museum LB67-31. Photograph of the Railroad Bridge across Stanislaus River, north of Oakdale - to "Uncle Cale" - which is how Edward Dorsey (son of Thomas Beale Dorsey) referred to his uncle Caleb. (See testimony of criminal trial against JT Newcomber).
  451. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Pencil-written deed found in Archive 3142 - the trial of JT Newcomer. Caleb Dorsey gives J T Newcomer undivided 1/4 interest in the following mines already: Snell (Vol 2, p. 309), Bell Flower (Vol 2, p 308), Horseshoe (Vol 2, p 306), True Business (Vol 2, p 356), May Flower (Vol 2, p 318), Republic (Vol 2, p 359), Monarch (Vol 3, p 79), Empire (Vol 3, p 210), and Triumvirate (Vol 3, p 80). Deed recorded Feb 5, 1896 at 15 min. past 4 o'clock PM.
  452. San Francisco Call, 23 Apr 1896, p. 4. CAUSE OF THE COUMBIA FEUD; DORSEY AND NEWCOMER HAD NOT PROSPERED AT MINING; DISPUTES OVER DEBTS; ONE WANTED THE APPOINTMENT OF A RECEIVER FOR THEIR PROPERTY; HIS DEMAND WAS OPPOSED; THE COLONEL'S ATTEMPT TO DRAW A PISTOL CAUSED HIS PARTNER TO OPEN FIRE;

    Sonora, Cal., April 22. - The Coroner's inquest throws no new light on the killing of Colonel Caleb T. Dorsey, and J. T. Newcomer, the homicide, still positively refuses to make a statement of kind regarding the cause of the killing. W. H. Bailey gave the most important testimony at the inquest. Newcomer having given him, briefly, the reasons for his act.
    "The first I knew of any trouble was Tuesday morning between 8 and 9 o'clock," said Bailey. "Mr. Newcomer came to the house and turned over the keys to his cabin to me, saying he had shot Colonel Dorsey. He wanted me to go down and take charge of the place. I asked him how it happened and he said he asked the colonel to appoint a receiver for their mine, and the colonel said he would have gold enough to pay everything. Hot words followed and Dorsey reached for his pistol, but Newcomer drew his first and fired. He said he did not know if he had killed Dorsey or not, but thought that he had. He then rode away and said that he was going to Sonora to give himself up."
    Newcomer is reported as having said in Columbia on yesterday that Dorsey accused him of stealing amalgam from the mills. He called Dorsey a liar. Dorsey reached for his pistol, but Newcomer got in the first shot. Dorsey's nephew, as well as others who were at the mine at the time of the shooting, knew of no trouble between the partners. Dorsey's pistol could not be found, although it was his custom to carry one always. The searchers did find cartridges on his person.
    Dorsey's friends attempted to bring his body out from the mine on a mule to-day. The mule became fretful and unmanageable and after hard work they succeeded in getting the body from its back, and enfolding it in a blanket, strapped it to a buckboard. They are bringing the corpse by the wagon road via Sugar Pine, a distance of thirty-five miles. It will reach Sonora before morning.
    Colonel Dorsey was a cousin of the late Caleb Dorsey, for many years District Attorney of this county and a prominent mining lawyer. The Colonel was a Mason of high rank.

  453. San Francisco Call, P. 4, 26 April 1896, Vol 79, NO 148. DORSEY KNOW AT TEMPLETON; AN OLD-TIME FRIEND DISCREDITS NEWCOMER'S STORY OF THE KILLING.
    Templeton, Cal., April 25. - C. H. Beauchamp of this place was an old-time friend of Colonel Caleb T. Dorsey, who was killed by his mining partner, J T Newcomer, near Columbia. He said today:
    "I have know the Dorseys ever since 1858, when I met John and Thomas Dorsey in Stanislaus County, where they were in the cattle business. Thomas Dorsey shot a Mexican cattle thief once at a rodeo; but they were unusually peaceful and quit men.
    "Colonel Caleb Dorsey I met in the same place after the war. He was engaged in raising horses at Oakdale, Stanislaus County. My acquaintance with him extended over a period of fifteen or sixteen years, and in all that time he never carried a pistol. He was a frequent visitor at my house, and stopped often over nights, so should have know if he had a weapon. It is unlikely that he commenced carrying one at this late day, and I believe that he was murdered."
    Beauchamp is an old Kentuckian, and anxious for Dorsey's reputation as a peaceful, law-abiding citizen.
  454. San Jose Evening News, 23 April 1896, Vol. XXIX Issue 103, p. 4. HAD NO WEAPON; NEWCOMER'S STORY NOT SUPPORTED BY THE EVIDENCE; Colonel Dorsey Was Unarmed When Killed in His Slayer's Cabin. Two Shots Fired.
    Investigations into the circumstances of the killing of Colonel Dorsey, brother of T. B. Dorsey, of San Jose, near Stockton Tuesday afternoon, shows that E. W. Dorsey of this city, was not a witness to the tragedy as first reported; that there were no witnesses. A telegram from Stockton says: The only evidence before the Coroner's jury was that of the cook, and Edward Dorsey, nephew of the deceased, [son of T. B. Dorsey] both of whom were at the mine. Newcomer lives in a cabin one mile from the mine, and as the killing occurred in the cabin and there was no witness there is little to show the cause of the killing. Both the superintendent and the cook tell the same story of how the Colonel left the mine Tuesday morning to go to Newcomer's cabin, and that was the last time he was seen alive by either of them. He said he thought he would go down to Newcomer at home and the quarrel that followed can only be told by the prisoner. After the shooting Newcomer locked up his cabin, leaving Dorsey lying on the floor, and, mounting the Colonel's horse, he rode up to the mine and told the cook he had shot the Colonel. Dorsey hastened to the cabin and, on opening the door, found the Colonel lying on the floor dead, with one arm under his body. A search of the body showed that the Colonel had no weapon and he did not carry a pistol, so the story that he attacked Newcomer and the latter had to kill in self-defense is not supported by that evidence. The superintendent locked up the cabin again and made haste to reach Columbit(sic) to telephone to the authorities. When he reached town the slayer was in jail in Sonora. The body shoed that the Colonel had been shot twice. One bullet entered the stomach and the other went into the neck near the shoulder. Death must have almost immediately resulted for the body lay in a natural position. The Coroner's jury found that the deceased came to his his(sic) death by gunshot wounds supposed to have been inflicted by J. D. Newcomer. Newcemer(sic) is a very small man, about seventy years of age. He is quite cool and seems to appreciate his position, but he refuses to give any information about the killing further than that he acted in self-defense. The story has got around Sonora, the county seat, that while the Colonel and Newcomer have been good friends from back in war times, Newcomer has recently been dissatisfied with the way the mine was being worked, and has threatened to put the property in the hands of a receiver. He owned one-fourth of the property but Colonel Dorsey was putting up the money to carry on the work, and it is certain that Newcomer received his share of the profits. The mine is one of the group that the Colonel has been interested in for a good many years. He has just erected a three-stamp mill on the property which would have been running in a short time.
  455. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA - Block 20, Lot 26. Headstones, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA: Caleb, Mo 1833, Calif 1896, and "Confederate Veteran" CSA and UDC, CSA 1861 - 1865.
  456. Old Cemeteries of San Joaquin County, Vol II, p 54. Dorsey, Caleb, buried 21 Apr 1896, aged 62.
  457. Modesto Daily Evening News, Saturday Evening, April 25, 1896, p 1. The funeral of the late Col. Caleb Dorsey was largely attended at Stockton yesterday afternoon. Judge Minor and Sheriff Purvis of this city were pall bearers. The funeral was under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity and the Knights Templars turned out in uniform.
  458. CH Burden Undertaking Company 1890-1953, p 40-41. Dorsey, Caleb, age 62, d. 21 Apr 1896, buried 24 Apr 1896, Stockton.
  459. San Francisco Call, Vol 79, No 147, 25 Apr 1896. INTERRED AT STOCKTON
    Masons Bear the Body of Colonel Dorsey to the Grave
    STOCKTON, Cal., April 24. -- The funeral of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, who was killed fifteen miles from Columbia on Tuesday afternoon by his mining partner, J F Newcomer, took place here this afternoon from the residence of his sister, Mrs. E B Ewing, under the auspices of the Masons. At the request of members of Oakdale Lodge No. 275 the services were conducted by the Morning Star Lodge of this place, and members of both orders escorted the body from the house to the grave in Rural Cemetery, accompanied by the members of Stockton Commander, Knights Templar, to which Colonel Dorsey belonged. Sheriff Purvis and Judge Miner of Modesto were among the pall-bearers and the rest were from the Masonic lodges.
  460. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Archive 3142 - Folder 1. Justice of the Peace issues criminal complaint naming J T Newcomer as accused of the murder of Col. Caleb Dorsey.
  461. Oakdale Graphic, 20 May 1896 - quoting the Modesto News. Modesto News: L E D Ewing has applied for letters of administration upon the estate of the late Colonel Caleb Dorsey. The estate is an undivided one-third interest in the property of the Dorsey Bros., composed of J. W. Dorsey, deceased, Thomas Dorsey and the late Colonel. The property consists of 4,300 acres of land near Oakdale, horses, mules, cattle, hogs, and farming implements, valued at $11,250, against which there is a mortgage for $31,000. The deceased also owned stock, bank shares, mining stock, etc. and 1,045 acres of land in Texas. It is estimated that the value or the property of the deceased is $20,000, above all liabilities. Deceased left no will. The application for letters has been set for hearing for Saturday, May 23d, at 10 AM. Minor & Ashley, of Stockton, are attorneys for the estate.
  462. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Archive 3142, Folder 1. Criminal trial is held - Thomas B Dorsey testifies 11 Aug 1896 (Folder #3) - Edward Dorsey, nephew, testifies (Folder #2) and JT Newcomer testifies in Folder #5.
  463. San Francisco Chronicle, Vol 66, No 112; 4 Nov 1897, p 3. SENSATIONAL EVIDENCE IN A MURDER CASE; The Slayer of Caleb Dorsey Again on Trial - Blow to the Cause of the Defense.
    Sonora, November 3. -- The second trial of J T Newcomer for the killing of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, on April 21, 1896, was commenced in the Superior Court Monday. Noting new was developed until to-day. Subsequent to the last trail Dorsey's pistol was found under the floor of the cabin where he was killed, Witness Bailey giving the information that the pistol was secreted there. The defense expected to prove by Bailey that Dorsey was armed at the time of the killing, and that he hid the pistol under the floor.
    Bailey was produced on a bench warrant, and to-day testified that he got the pistol at Dorsey's cabin and took it to the cabin where the killing occurred and put it under the floor. He also testified that he had been at one time sentenced to the Oregon penitentiary. The trial is still in progress.
  464. San Jose Mercury News, P 1. The Killing of Dorsey
    The trial of J T Newcomer for the murder of Colonel Caleb Dorsey is in progress at Sonora, near Stockton. The men were partners in a mine, and quarreled about its management. Colonel Dorsey was a resident of San Jose.
  465. San Francisco Call, Vol 80, No 73, 12 Aug 1896. SONORA'S MURDER CASE.
    The Taking of Testimony Begun in the Trial of Dorsey's Slayer.
    Events Following the Homicide Described by Witnesses for the Prosecution.

    Sonora, Cal., Aug. 11 -- The trial of John To Newcomer for the murder of Caleb Dorsey began in earnest to-day, the twelfth juror being sworn during the morning hours. The District Attorney made a short opening address, reciting the main facts of the killing and then called Thomas B Dorsey, a brother of the murdered man, to the stand.
    Dorsey testified to the general correctness of a map showing the Dorsey mine and surrounding buildings and topographical features. William Bailey, a cook at the mine, testified that on the morning of the shooting he was in the kitchen when Newcomer drove up to the cabin and asked him to come out. Newcomer told him that he had shot Dorsey, but did not know whether he had killed him or not. He was going into Sonora to give himself up. He handed to Bailey a key to the cabin where he and Dorsey lived and told him to go down and look after the wounded man. Bailey gave the key to Samuel Bateman, who went down to the place to look after the colonel.
    Samuel Bateman stated that on the day of the shooting he noticed in the mine -?- a pistol which belong to Dorsey: of the neck on the right and below the ribs near the abdomen. Bateman state that Edward Dorsey, a son of the murdered man, had gone down to the cabin where his father's body lay, but did not go in, and at no time did he see him with his father's pistol.
    Charles Owens was the last witness of the day and merely testified to the fact that on the day of the murder, while he was at the mine, Newcomer had told him that Colonel Dorsey was up in the woods cutting timber for firewood. This is important so far as Newcomer's veracity is concerned, as all that the colonel lay cold in death.

  466. San Francisco Call, P 5, 7 July 1896. SONORA MURDER CASE CONTINUED; SONORA, CAL., July 6 -- The trial of Joseph T. Newcomer, charged with the murder of the late Colonel Caleb Dorsey, will not take place until August 10. This was decided upon this morning. The proceedings took an unexpected turn. Dr. E. T. Gould, who conducted the autopsy and upon whom the prosecution relied most to prove its case, yesterday went to San Francisco with his wife, who was ill. District Attorney Otis justified Gould's action and Judge Nicol granted his motion and continued the case.
  467. San Jose Evening News, P. 1. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS; John T. Newcomer who murdered Caleb Dorsey of San Jose, near Stockton, has been sentenced to eleven years in prison. The men quarreled about mining matters.
  468. San Francisco Call, P. 6, 16 Aug 1896. "GUILTY" IS THE SONORA VERDICT; J T NEWCOMER CONVICTED OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER; JURY OUT TEN HOURS; THE AGED PRISONER DISPLAYS NO EMOTION WHEN THE RESULT IS ANNOUNCED.
    Sonora, Cal., Aug. 15. -- John T. Newcomer, the slayer of his aged mining partner, Colonel Caleb Dorsey, was to-day found guilty of murder in the second degree. The jury was out ten hours before the verdict was reached. Byron Waters, the attorney for Newcomer, will move for a new trial on Monday.
    In his closing argument this morning District Attorney Otis reviewed the testimony in an exhaustive manner and pointed out to the jury the weak spots in the defendant's plea of justification or self-defense. From the trend of the District Attorney's remarks it was evident that he did not expect a verdict of murder in the first degree, and he gave the jury practically to understand that his side would be satisfied with a verdict of manslaughter.
    Otis closed his speech by assuring the jury that all he wished was justice, and whatever the verdict he would know that in rendering it every member of the jury was actuated by conscientious motives.
    Judge Nicol at 11:30 o'clock commenced his instructions to the jury, taking a half hour in the delivery. The jury retired, and did not arrive at an agreement until 9 o'clock. The aged defendant gave no outward sign of emotion when the verdict was read.
  469. San Jose Mercury News, P 4. HE HAD A GUN; IMPORTANT EVIDENCE WHICH MAY SAVE COLONEL DORSEY'S SLAYER; Tragedy at the Mining Camp ---Confession of a Cook Who Hid the Pistol.
    Colonel Caleb Dorsey of San Jose was killed a few months ago near Sonora by J T Newcomer, his partner in a mine. The tragedy occurred in Newcomer's cabin where Dorsey had gone to discuss business matters. Newcomer claimed that during the quarrel he thought Dorsey was going to kill him, and fired in self defense.
    After the shooting, Newcomer rode to Sonora and surrendered. At the trial efforts of the defense to prove that Dorsey was armed proved fruitless and Newcomer was convicted of manslaughter. New and important evidence has been discovered, which may save Newcomer from prison.
    A telegram from Sonora says: It is more than possible that J T Newcomer, who is now in and under sentence of eleven years to San Quentin for the killing of Colonel Caleb Dorsey, may escape the penitentiary owing to newly discovered evidence.
    Newcomer is till held here pending a motion in the Supreme Court for a new trial.
    At Newcomer's trial it was proved that at the time of Dorsey's death he was unarmed. For some time past William Bailey, the cook at Dorsey mine, whom Newcomer first informed that he had killed Dorsey, has been drinking quite heavily. Yesterday he informed Ed Doyle of the Union saloon that when he went to Dorsey's cabin after Newcomer had started for Sonora to surrender to the officers, he took Dorsey's pistol from his body and hid it under the floor in the next room.
    Bailey and Doyle left here at 4 o'clock this morning on horseback. They went to the cabin and found the pistol where Bailey had hidden it, and brought it to Sonora. The finding of the pistol will probably save Newcomer from going to San Quentin.
  470. Court Records - Tuolumne County. Appeal granted, 14 Sept 1897; filed 30 Sept 1897.
  471. San Jose Mercury News, 2 Nov 1897. ...of John T Newcomer for the murder of Caleb Dorsey, of San Jose was begun in the Superior Court here yesterday, Judge Nicols presiding. The day was consumed in getting a jury. The opening statements were made and the taking of testimony began today.
    The trial is expected to last throughout the week, and the opinion here is that it will result in either an acquittal or a disagreement. Since the termination of the last trial, Colonel Dorsey's pistol has been found, and this fact may materially alter the situation.
  472. San Jose Mercury News, P. 1. DORSEY'S SLAYER; Sonora, November 2 - The second trial of John T Newcomer for the murder of Caleb Dorsey, of San Jose was begun in the Superior Court here yesterday, Judge Nicols presiding. The day was consumed in getting a jury. The opening statements were made and the taking of testimony began today.
    The trial is expected to last throughout the week, and the opinion here is that it will result in either an acquittal or a disagreement. Since the termination of the last trial, Colonel Dorsey's pistol has been found, and this fact may materially alter the situation.
  473. Court Records - Tuolumne County, Archive 3142. JT Newcomer is acquitted of murder; basic argument was that the instructions of the judge in the murder trial had given incorrect instructions, and that the element of self defense was not correctly assessed. The essential element of "intent" was not ever established or proven - Caleb Dorsey was known to be hot-tempered, quick to react, and comfortable with firearms - Newcomer was well within his rights to assume that he was going to draw on him.

    However, 18 Mar 1903, JT Newcomer committed suicide in a remote cabin in Tuolumne County. After being acquitted of the murder of Dorsey, he was never able to recover his life, was ostracized by the community. "Feared by his neighbors and without friends, he finally turned on himself the weapon which wrecked his life and his fortune." (SF Call Newspaper, 20 Mar 1903).

  474. San Francisco Call, Friday, March 20, 1903, P. 5, Col. 7. PISTOL BULLET ENDS HIS LIFE; Sonora Miner, Acquitted of Murder, Commits Suicide;
    Sonora, March 19. - J. T. Newcomer, who killed his mining partner, Colonel Caleb Dorsey, a prominent stockman of Stanislaus County, at the Snell mine in this county in April, 1896, committed suicide last night near the scene of the first tragedy. He fired a bullet into his brain in the presence of his partner, and his dead body now lies unguarded on a cabin floor in a lonely and remote section of the county.
    Newcomer was tried twice for the murder of Colonel Dorsey. He was convicted of murder in the second degree the first time but on the second trial he was acquitted. Self-defense was his plea. The men were alone when the killing occurred. After being released from jail Newcomer returned to the mines, where he worked without success. Feared by his neighbors and without friends, he finally turned on himself the weapon which wrecked his life and his fortune.
  475. Probate Court Records, Probate File #1324 - 30 June 1911, Superior Court of Stanislaus County. In the Matter of the Estate of CALEB DORSEY, Deceased:

    Mary S. Broadhead, Anna B. Dorsey, L. E. D. Ewing (individually), Samuel W R Langdon, Eleanor M Levering, Millie Porter as Executrix and Trustee under the Will of Edward D. Porter, deceased, Annie D Porter, J D Porter, William C Porter, G Porter Roberts, Nellie L Young and Annie R Hodgdon having filed herein their petition for a partial distribution, and the same coming on regularly to be heard this day, and it appearing to the Court from the proofs adduced, that personal notice of the hearing of said petition had been given to the administratrix of the estate of the deceased, and by the Clerk by posting for the time and in the manner required by law and the order of this Court, the Court proceeded to the hearing of said petition.
    And it appearing to the Court from the proofs adduced, that more than fifteen years has elapsed since the issuance of letters of administration; That the time for filing and presenting claims has expired; that all claims that have been allowed against said estate have been paid, and said estate is not indebted except for the commissions of the administratrix and the attorney's fees to be allowed on final settlement; That a final distribution of the estate of said deceased cannot now be made, for the reason that an action for an accounting is pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Tuolumne, as to certain mining property belonging to the estate of said deceased; That said deceased left certain real property in the State of Texas, some of which has been sold, and, by agreement of some of the heirs, the proceeds thereof turned over to the administratrix of the estate of said deceased to be by her distributed; That the petitioners above named are all heirs at law of said deceased and entitled to share in the proceeds of the Texas property; That petitioners G Porter Roberts, Nellie L Young and Annie R Hodgdon are a grand-nephew and grand-nieces, respectively of said deceased, and are not entitled to share in the property of said deceased situated in the State of California; That after leaving in the hands of said administratrix the sum of $697.49 (the proceeds from California property) and the sum of $573.13 from the proceeds of Texas property to meet the payment of her commissions and attorney's fees on final settlement, the shares of those of the above-named petitioners that may be entitled thereto, in the proportions hereinafter set out, in eight (8) shares of the capital stock of The San Joaquin Valley Bank and five (5) shares of the capital stock of Modesto Grange Company, and in moneys received from the proceeds of Texas property can be allowed to said petitioners, as such heirs, without loss to the creditors of said estate, and that no injury can result to the estate by reason of such partial distribution; It is by the Court here ordered, adjudged and decreed that the eight(8) shares of the capital stock of The San Joaquin Valley Bank and five (5) shares of the capital stock of Modesto Grange Company be and the same are hereby distributed to the following name petitioners, in the following proportions, to wit:
    To petitioners Mary S. Broadhead, Anna B. Dorsey, LED Ewing, (individually) and Samuel W R Langdon, an undivided one-sixth (1/6) each;
    To petitioners Eleanor M Levering, Annie D Porter, J D Porter, William C Porter and Millie Porter as the surviving wife of and trustee under the will of Edward D Porter, deceased, and undivided one-forty-second (1/42) each;
    And that there be distributed to the following named petitioners, out of the proceeds of the Texas property, the sums set opposite to their names respectively, to wit:
    Mary S Broadhead, Anna B Dorsey, LED Ewing (individually)and Samuel WR Langdon each the sum of $481.60;
    Eleanor M Levering, Annie D Porter, J D Porter, William C Porter each the sum of $60.20;
    G. Porter Roberts, Nellie L Young, Annie R Hodgdon each the sum of $20.06
    It is further ordered that no bond be required of any of said petitioners on this distribution. Dated June 30, 1911.
    L W Fulkerth, Judge.

  476. Probate Court Records, Probate Case #615; Decree of Final Discharge. It appearing that said estate has been fully administered and it being shown by the production of satisfactory vouchers, that all of the property of the estate has been delivered to the parties entitled thereto: It is ordered, adjudged and decreed that said adminstratrix L E D Ewing and her sureties be and they are hereby released and discharged, and that the said estate is fully distributed, settled and closed. Dated January 7th, 1924. LW Fulkerth.
  477. Oakdale Graphic, 20 May, 1896. COL. CALEB DORSEY'S ESTATE; Modesto News;
    L. E. D. Ewing has applied for letters of administration upon the estate of the late Colonel Caleb Dorsey. The estate is an undivided one-third interest in the property of the Dorsey Bros. composed of J. W. Dorsey, deceased, Thomas Dorsey and the late Colonel. The property consists of 4500 acres of land near Oakdale, horses, mules, cattle, hogs, and farming implements valued at $112,250, against which there is a mortgage for $31,000. The deceased also owned stock, bank shares, mining stock, etc., and 1,045 acres of land in Texas. It is estimated that the value or the property of the deceased $20,000 above all liabilities. Deceased left no will. The application for letters has been set for hearing for Saturday, May 23d, at 10 AM. Minor & Ashley, of Stockton, are attorneys for the estate.
  478. The Record-Union, Tuesday, 25 July 1882, p 3. Caleb Dorsey, of Stanislaus, accompanied by his niece, Miss Broadhead, daughter of W. F. Broadhead, of St. Louis, is at Santa Cruz.
  479. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Eleanor E. Dorsey Aug 16, 1836 (unmarried).
  480. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Eleanor Elizabeth Dorsey, b. 8-16-1835, Mo.; d. 1-31-1837, Mo.
  481. Federal Census, 1900, California. Ann B Dorsey, b. Sept 1840, boarder, single b. MO, both parents born in MD, occupation: dress maker.
  482. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible, Martha Ann Dorsey Sept 7 - 1839 (unmarried).
  483. Stockton Record Newspaper. DORSEY - In Delano, Aug. 16, 1935, Miss Anna B. Dorsey, sister of the late Mrs. P. B. Ewing and Mrs. W. R. Langdon, aunt of Dr. Samuel Langdon, Mrs. Frank S. Boggs, Mrs. Harry C Marsh, J. Dorsey Ewing, J. Dorsey Porter, Mrs. J. D. Young and G. P. Roberts, all of Stockton; a native of Missouri, aged 95 years, 11 months and 9 days.
    Private funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 19, at 4 p. m., from 1125 North El Dorado street, Stockton. B C Wallace in charge. Committal at Rural Cemetery.
  484. Federal Census, 1840, Missouri, , Pike, MO; Roll: 228; Page: 88. Edward Dorsey, 2 males betw 5 and 10, 1 male betw 10 and 15, 1 male betw 20 & 30, 1 male betw 40 & 50; 1 female under 5, 1 female betw 10 and 15, 1 female betw 30 & 40, 1 female betw 60 & 70. One mother was living with them assumedly - since his mother had died in 1837, it may have been Eleanor's mother.
  485. Federal Census, 1880, California, 1880, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T9_80; FHFilm: 1254080; Page: 62.2000; ED: 97; Image: 0006. Annie B Dorsey, 51, boarder, single b. MO, both parents b. MD
    found on different page - entry added in the middle of unrelated residents; she was actually living with Walter Ross Langdon and her sister Edwa.
  486. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 114. DORSEY, A B Miss res 85 El Dorado.
  487. Federal Census, 1900, California, 1900 Stockton, Ward 4, CA; Roll: T623 108; Page: 1B; ED: 115. Walter R Langdon, head, b. Jan 1831, 69, married 27 years, b. NC, father b. ME, mother b. NC, physician, owns own house, free and clear; Edwa W, wife, b. Jan 1846, married 27 years, b. MO, father b. MD, mother b. MD; Ann B. Dorsey, boarder, b. Sept 1840, 59, b. MO, mother and father b. MD, dressmaker, 12 months not employed.
    (Ann B Dorsey is the sister of Edwa Langdon).
  488. City Directory, Dir of Stockton City & San Joaquin Co, A Kingsbury, Stockton, 1904, p. 89. DORSEY Anna B Miss r603 E Lindsay.
  489. Pension File, War of 1812, Deposition to support re-issue of bounty land warrant 55-142.
  490. Federal Census, 1910, California, 1910, Stockton Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T624_103; Page: 9A; ED: 136; Iamge: 389. Lou E D Ewing, 56, widowed, had 5 children 3 surviving, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation, own own home free & clear;
    Edwa Dorsey Ewing, 34, single, b. MO, father b. MS, mother b. MO, no occupation;
    John W Dorsey Ewing, 29, single, b. TX, father b. MS, mother b. MO, clerk at National Bank;
    Anna Dorsey, sister, 60, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation.
  491. Federal Census, 1920, California, 1920, Stockton Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T625_144; Page: 3B; ED: 163; Image: 84. John W Dorsey Ewing, 39, head, owns home w/o mortgage, single, b. TX, father b. KY, mother b. MO, Receiving Teller, Bank;
    Lou E Dorsey Ewing, 76, mother, widowed, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation;
    Edwa Dorsey Ewing, 44, sister, single, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. KY, no occupation;
    Anna B Dorsey, 82, aunt, single, b. MD, both parents b. MD, no occupation.
  492. Federal Census, 1930, California, 1930, Oakland, Alameda, CA; Roll: 103; Page 8A; ED: 86; Image: 907.0. Samuel Langdon, 56, Home worth $10,000, owned, has a radio, age when first married, 30, b. CA, father b. SC, motehr b. MO, physician with own business
    Mary, wife, 49, 22 when first married, b. CA, father b. NY, mother b. MO
    Ross, son, 22, single b. CA, both parents b. CA, clerk in dry goods business
    Edwa, daughter, 13 single, b. CA, both parents b. CA, attending school
    Mary Root, mother-in-law, 81, wid, b. WI, both parents b. England
    Anna Dorsey, sister, 90, b. MO, both parents b. MD.
  493. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Martha Ann (Annie) B Dorsey died from auto wreck injuries in Delano, California, aged 95 yrs 11 mo 9 days.
  494. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA. Headstone, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA: Anna B, Mo 1839 - Calif 1935.
  495. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Charles S. Dorsey Jan 18 - 1842 (unmarried).
  496. Federal Census, 1850, Virginia. He is not listed with the family at this time - and he never appears in later documents.
  497. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Headstone, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA: Anna B, Mo 1839 - Calif 1935.Holt Atherton Collection, UofP Libraries, Eleanor Young papers. Charles Snowden Dorsey, b. 1-18-1842, Mo.; d. 2-1-1849, Mo.
  498. Death Certificate, #607, San Joaquin County, CA.
  499. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Susannah Lou Eleanor Dorsey Feb 7 - 1844 m. Philip C S Ewing.
  500. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, p 81. She was born at Forest Level, Bowling Green, Pike Co., Mo., 7 Feb. 1844, died in Stockton, Calif., 7 Dec. 1923, and was buried in Rural Cemetery.
  501. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, Archive 60-0068 - ltr from W R Holcombe. Letter from correspondent - she had evidently asked for a dirty ragged Rebel - clearly a romantic!. Fort Delaware  Del.
                                                                                                                            Officers Barracks
                                                                                                                                        Febry 2nd 1864
     
    Miss Loudie E. Dorsey
                                                    Kind Friend
                                                                                                                Your very
    Kind and most welcome letter was received this morning and I am perfectly delighted at the idea of having a lady correspondent, though I cannot imagine what I should have done, had you expected me to write first, your kindness in relieving me from that to me, very embarrassing position, I assure you is fully appreciated.  I am a very diffident little fellow and my absence from ladies society, for some months past has rather tended to increase than diminish the feelings.  Judging from your letter, I like you very much, and feel confident we shall be good friends,that is, if I am so fortunate as to make a favorable impression.
      You say you wanted a dirty, ragged Rebel; I am so fortunate (or rather unfortunate)as to be well clothed a present, but the time may come, when I will suit.  I am truly sorry that you and our kind friend, have been compelled to separate, and hope it may be, but for a short time, - I have (and am now) experienced what it is to be separated from those we love.  The dull monotony of Prison life, was somewhat cheered last week by the arrival of a large Dixie mail, our friends South, all well, no prospect of an Exchange soon.
    “Cousin Ambrose” Adjt Anderson and myself send kindest regards.  Hoping to hear from you very soon
                                                                            I remain Your friend
                                                                                 W R Holcombe
                                                                             Adjt 9th Ala. Infty.
                                       .
  502. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, Archive 60-0068 Code letter referring to recruiting Rebel soldiers. Letter written to Lou from Capt. Harry Knight intended for Wm. D. Gullett Esq - code references to recruiting efforts. Latitude 40° N.
                                                                                                                            April 2/64
    Miss Lou – Dorsey –
                            I send enclosed a note just received – I was glad to get it, and feel that you will be pleased to hear from him.  The lot of stock in this country is large and the only difficulty seems to be in getting them to market – good investments are being made and large profits effected –
                            I shall write within ten days and shall be pleased to know that you are as well
                            Excuse this brevity – and believe me
                                                                                        Very truly your friend
     
    A letter directed to Wm D Gullett Esq
                            Carrollton
                                        Ill.
                                                    Will
    Be forwarded to me –
    The demand for the Idaho Oregon & California markets have interfered with us here
     
     
    [Handwritten after “Very truly your friend” is written in Capt.Harry Knight, Prairieville Pike Co Mo.]
     
    [Handwritten over “the lot of stock” is “rebel men”]
    [Handwritten over “them to market” is “the army”]
    [Handwritten under “have interfered with us here” is “men leaving for those states to keep from fighting”]
     
    Clearly a letter written in ‘code’ referring to recruiting efforts..
  503. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, Archive file 60-0068, letter from Geo Clarke. See Comments. Note: Lou Eleanor wrote a number of Confederate soldiers, sent them items they needed, as well as encouraging and supportive letters and good food. She was an important a member of the cause as her brother. Her devotion to her brother is clear by the handwritten note added to the back of this letter: My own Darling Brave Brother reached home the 24th Sept: after a long& tiresome journey. Septbr19th 1864
     
    My Esteemed Cousin Loudie:
                Your very pleasant and kind favor from “Forest Level” came to hand a day since. Has been a little longer than is usual on the way.  I was the more favored in your cheering letter and its kind offers from the fact that it is not impracticable.  You may have observed that in recently published prison regulations it is permitted that we receive no favors per express, save from our relatives.  I must say, however, that were this not the case, I would much prefer accepting such favors from many business acquaintances in St. Louis, than to trouble my dear friends at my beloved old :Forest Level: home. You doubtless recollect my inveterate prejudices against “cousining” and my relatives in general.  Your messages to Cousin Caleb, per flag of truce, are already en route.  I trust they may reach him.  If so, I will hear from him in about six weeks.  Although, I do not know but that you may see him within that period.  Uncle Sterling I see is about to attempt you at visit.  May the kind hearted old gentlemen have a pleasant journey, and take cousin Caleb home with him.  The winter will be a severe one here.  You speak of my wants.  The most I will need will be a pair of pants,pair of shoes, and a coat of some description. Cousin Caleb’s size would just about fit me.  We are permitted to receive these only of course grey material.  Two pairs socks and a pocket Handkchf would help my needs greatly.  We are not permitted to buy them here.  Shoes “Size 8.”  I will not need them till sometime next month.  Very truly Your Cousin
                                                                Geo B Clarke
    I will write to you for them when I shall need these articles.  Meantime, please let me hear from you, again.
     
    Handwrittenon the back of this letter
    “My own Darling Brave Brother reached home the 24th Sept: after a long& tiresome journey
     
    Letter was addressed to:
    Miss Loudie Dorsey,
    Louisville
    Lincoln County  Mo.
  504. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, Material provided by John Worthington Dorsey Ewing, pp 81-83. He met Lou Eleanor Dorsey and her brother Caleb Dorsey while they were visiting their uncle, Caleb Dorsey, at Louisville. Learning that Lou Eleanor Dorsey and her mother and sisters were soon to remove from Missouri to the Dorsey ranch in Stanislaus county, Calif., he decided to come to the West and look over the country. this he did in the fall of 1868. He left Missouri with others from near Kansas city, travelled most of the way on horseback, and continued from Stockton to the 26-Mile House, about three miles north of the Dorsey ranch by stage.
  505. Federal Census, 1870, California, 1870, Emory, Stanislaus, CA; Roll: M593_92; Page: 16; Image: 34. Thomas B Dorsey age 38, farm laborer, living with brothers John W 40, Caleb 32, mother Eleanor all born in Maryland, and sisters Annie 30, Luda 26, Adnella 23 all born in Missouri. (Sisters named Anne, Susan and Edwa) All together now in California, not Missouri. Value of head of household (Caleb) $25000, personal $15,000).
  506. Family Records, Papers, Ephemera, Ltr from PB Ewing to LE Ewing, dated 7 May 1880. Letter is addressed to Mrs. P B Ewing, San Antonio, Texas - from husband, PB Ewing.
  507. The Stanislaus News, Friday, 27 May 1881. SAD AFFAIR - A YOUNG GIRL SHOOTS HERSELF -
    Addie Robinson, employee of Barbour and Lou Ewing, accidental committed suicide by shooting herself in the abdomen at Phoenix Ranch. She was despondent about a perceived relationship with a young man.
  508. Family Records, Papers, Ephemera, Ltr from PBE to LDE reference to Addie. Home Nov 18th 1880
    MyDear Wife ...
    If Addie seems anxious to go with us I will buy an emigrant ticket for her or we may find it hard to get a suitable woman or girl... 
    Tell Addie to be a good girl
                       Your devoted
                            Husband
                                 P.B.Ewing.
  509. Business Papers, Ephemera, Asstd Records, Haggin Museum, LB66-1265. Grocery receipts for Mrs. P B Ewing from H G Boisselier, Fancy and Staple Groceries and Provisions, 174 El Dorado St, Stockton, CA
    Covers the months of January through June, 1884 - demonstrating that they were living in Stockton by Jan 1884.
  510. City Directory, Dir of Stockton, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Merced Cos, FM Husted Pub, SF, 1891, p. 121. EWING P B Mrs res 85 El Dorado.
  511. Pension File, War of 1812, Deposition for re-issue of bounty land warrant - see notes.
  512. Federal Census, 1910, California, 1910, Stockton Ward 2, San Joaquin, CA; Roll: T624_103; Page: 9A; ED: 136; Image: 389. Lou E D Ewing, 56, widowed, had 5 children 3 surviving, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation, own own home free & clear;
    Edwa Dorsey Ewing, 34, single, b. MO, father b. MS, mother b. MO, no occupation;
    John W Dorsey Ewing, 29, single, b. TX, father b. MS, mother b. MO, clerk at National Bank;
    Anna Dorsey, sister, 60, b. MO, both parents b. MD, no occupation.
  513. United Daughters of the Confederacy. Charter, Sterling Price Chapter, 27 Apr 1911, lists Lou E Dorsey Ewing and Edwa W Dorsey Ewing as founding members.
  514. Stockton Record Newspaper, Dec 8, 1923, p 2. STERLING PRICE CHAPTER FOUNDER TAKEN BY DEATH
    Mrs. Lou Eleanor Ewing Passes Away Following Two Weeks' Illness

    Mrs. Lou Eleanor Dorsey Ewing, esteemed Stockton woman of many years' residence, founder and first president of Sterling Price chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, and long an active worker in St. John's Episcopal Church, died yesterday afternoon at the family home, 1125 N. El Dorado street. Her passing came after an illness of over two weeks' duration, although she had been in poor health for a longer period. She lacked two months of being 80 years of age.
    Mrs. Ewing, widow of Philip C. Barbour Ewing, a pioneer resident of a San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, who died many years ago, was the mother of Miss Edwa W. D. Ewing and J. Dorsey Ewing of Stockton and Mrs. Harry Marsh of San Francisco, formerly Miss Barbour Ewing. There is a grandson, Dorsey Ewing Marsh of San Francisco. A Sister, Miss Anna B. Dorsey, who has made her home at the Ewing residence, survives.
    Mrs. Ewing was born in Missouri of parents who had recently moved there from their home in Maryland. Her girlhood was spent in her natal state and she was there during the trying period of the Civil war. Her parents being southerners, their sympathy was naturally with the Confederacy and Miss Dorsey was active in the war relief work which is always the lot of women to perform.
    A number of years ago in Stockton Mrs. Ewing interested a group of Southern women in the formation of a chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was chosen the first president when Sterling Price chapter was organized, and continued in that office for seven years or as long as her health permitted. Her daughter, Miss Ewing, is president at the present time. Mrs. Ewing was present at the chapter a month ago, but her illness prevented her attendance at the meeting earlier this week.
    All during her long residence in Stockton, Mrs. Ewing has been actively identified with the Episcopal church. She was treasurer of the Sunday school and a teacher there for many years. In times past the Christmas tree, with its decorations and gifts, was one of the things in which she took a special interest.
    Mrs. Ewing was a fine type of southern gentlewoman with a wholesome personality and quiet charm which won her many friends. Her untiring efforts in church, charity and other work to which she devoted herself, made her many more admirers.
    Of distinguished lineage, she had many prominent family connections in Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky, as well as in this state. She was a great-aunt of Mrs. J. D. Young of Stockton and Dr. Samuel Langdon, formerly of this city, but more recently of Livingston, Merced County.

  515. Confederate Veteran, Vol XXI, No 8, Aug 1913, p 410. NEW OFFICERS CALIFORNIA DIVISION, UDC; The California Division, UDC, at their convention held in Visalia, Cal., May 8-10, 1913, elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. J H Stewart, Los Angeles; Vice Presidents, Mrs J P Massie, Berkeley, Mrs. John Knox, Visalia; Recording Secretary, Mrs R P Queen, Long Beach; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. A W Ellington, Hermosa Beach; Treasurer, Mrs George N Ingle, Oakland; Registrar, Mrs Harry Woodward, San Diego; Historian, Mrs M K Harris, Fresno; Recorder of Crosses, Mrs J R Martyr, Sacramento; Flag Custodian, Mrs P B Ewing, Stockton..
  516. Confederate Veteran, Vol XXII, No 7, July 1914, p 300. The California Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its fourteenth annual convention at the Hotel Virginia, Long Beach, Cal., on May 6 and 7, Mrs. J Henry Stewart, state president, presiding, with a large representation from the twenty-three California Chapters present...
    The election of State officers resulted as follows:
    Custodian of the Flag, Mrs. P B Ewing, Stockton.
  517. City Directory, Stockton & San Joaquin County, 1920. Ewing Mrs. Lou E D h 1125 N El Dorado.
  518. Death Certificate, #607, San Joaquin County, CA. Burial Rural Cem 12/10/23. Undertaker: Pope & Smith.
  519. Cemetery Record, Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA - Block 20, Lot 26.
  520. Death Certificate, #509, San Joaquin County. Lou Eleanor Dorsey Ewing, widow, b. 2/7/1844, age 79 years 10 mos, no occupation, b. MO. Father: Edward Dorsey, b.MD; mother: Eleanor E Brown, b. MD, lived at residence 40 yrs, in California 43 years. Cause of death: colicystitus acute, hypostatic pneumonia. Dr. Robert R Hammond. Informant: John Worthington Dorsey Ewing (son).
  521. Stockton Record Newspaper, Dec 8, 1923, p 2. STERLING PRICE CHAPTER FOUNDER TAKEN BY DEATH
    Mrs. Lou Eleanor Ewing Passes Away Following Two Weeks' Illness

    Mrs. Lou Eleanor Dorsey Ewing, esteemed Stockton woman of many years' residence, founder and first president of Sterling Price chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, and long an active worker in St. John's Episcopal Church, died yesterday afternoon at the family home, 1125 N. El Dorado street. Her passing came after an illness of over two weeks' duration, although she had been in poor health for a longer period. She lacked two months of being 80 years of age.
    Mrs. Ewing, widow of Philip C. Barbour Ewing, a pioneer resident of a San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, who died many years ago, was the mother of Miss Edwa W. D. Ewing and J. Dorsey Ewing of Stockton and Mrs. Harry Marsh of San Francisco, formerly Miss Barbour Ewing. There is a grandson, Dorsey Ewing Marsh of San Francisco. A Sister, Miss Anna B. Dorsey, who has made her home at the Ewing residence, survives.
    Mrs. Ewing was born in Missouri of parents who had recently moved there from their home in Maryland. Her girlhood was spent in her natal state and she was there during the trying period of the Civil war. Her parents being southerners, their sympathy was naturally with the Confederacy and Miss Dorsey was active in the war relief work which is always the lot of women to perform.
    A number of years ago in Stockton Mrs. Ewing interested a group of Southern women in the formation of a chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was chosen the first president when Sterling Price chapter was organized, and continued in that office for seven years or as long as her health permitted. Her daughter, Miss Ewing, is president at the present time. Mrs. Ewing was present at the chapter a month ago, but her illness prevented her attendance at the meeting earlier this week.
    All during her long residence in Stockton, Mrs. Ewing has been actively identified with the Episcopal church. She was treasurer of the Sunday school and a teacher there for many years. In times past the Christmas tree, with its decorations and gifts, was one of the things in which she took a special interest.
    Mrs. Ewing was a fine type of southern gentlewoman with a wholesome personality and quiet charm which won her many friends. Her untiring efforts in church, charity and other work to which she devoted herself, made her many more admirers.
    Of distinguished lineage, she had many prominent family connections in Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky, as well as in this state. She was a great-aunt of Mrs. J. D. Young of Stockton and Dr. Samuel Langdon, formerly of this city, but more recently of Livingston, Merced County.

  522. Stockton Record Newspaper, 10 Dec 1923, p 13, col 1. LAST RITES FOR MRS. EWING HELD THIS AFTERNOON;
    Quantities of beautiful flowers and floral pieces were banked about the casket of the late Mrs. Lou Eleanor Dorsey Ewing for whom services were conducted this afternoon. The funeral rites were held at St. John's Episcopal church commencing at 2 o'clock, Rev. Hugh R. Montgomery officiating.
    There was a large attendance of friends and members of the parish to which she had devoted so many hours during her life time. Interment was held privately in Rural cemetery.
    At the annual church dinner Friday evening, Bishop Louis C. Banford expressed his sorrow at her passing and paid a tribute to her long years of service to the church. He recalled her early work in the parish, not only at the time he took chare of the diocese of the San Joaquin but also when he was a young cleric in the diocese of California, many years before.
    The church members at the dinner stood in silence for thirty seconds out of respect to Mrs. Ewing's memory. A committee composed of C M Jackson, F N Vail and Mrs. C R Harry was named to send resolutions expressing the sympathy of the parish to the Ewing family.
  523. Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs, DAR Application of Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs. Information provided by Edwa Worthington Dorsey Ewing Boggs.
  524. Early Marriages of Stanislaus County 1854-1905, I:179. EWING, E B
    Lou E Dorsey
    1871 May 23 Elias Birdsall, Rect. St. John's Ch., Stockton.
  525. DAR - Records of the Families of California Pioneers, Vol 23, Material provided by John Worthington Dorsey Ewing, pp 81-83. He met Lou Eleanor Dorsey and her brother Caleb Dorsey while they were visiting their uncle, Caleb Dorsey, at Louisville. Learning that Lou Eleanor Dorsey and her mother and sisters were soon to remove from Missouri to the Dorsey ranch in Stanislaus county, Calif., he decided to come to the West and look over the country. This he did in the fall of 1868. He left Missouri with others from near Kansas City, travelled most of the way on horseback, and continued from Stockton to the 26-Mile House, about three miles north of the Dorsey ranch by stage. He walked from there to the ranch, but before doing so, he put on a ruffled white linen shirt which he had brought with him. This was a custom strange in the West and he was immediately designated "Caballero Blanca Camisa."
    Philip C Barbour Ewing married on the Dorsey and Ewing Ranch, Stanislaus Co., Calif., 30 May 1871, Lou Eleanor Dorsey.
  526. Marriage Announcement. Married, Tuesday, May 23rd, 1871.
    MR. P. C. B. EWING
    of Louisville, KY
    MISS LOU. E. DORSEY,
    Stanislaus Co. Cal.
  527. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA. Tombstone: LANGDON; EDWA W. D, 1846 - 1903; DR. SAM W R, 1831 - 1906.
  528. Dorsey Family Papers/Letters, 60-129 Family papers, genealogical notes on Dorsey Family. Dorsey Family Bible: Edwa W. Dorsey Jan 21 - 1846 m. Dr Walter Langdon.
  529. Tuolumne Independent, April 4, 1885, p 1. Mrs. Dr. Langdon, of Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dorsey, of Oakdale, late of Texas, Col. Caleb Dorsey and Mr. John Dorsey of Stanislaus, relatives of the late Caleb Dorsey, returned to their respective homes on Wednesday.
  530. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, S 1/2 Lot 23 Block 20. Tombstone: LANGDON; EDWA W. D, 1846 - 1903; DR. SAM W R, 1831 - 1906.
  531. Probate Court Records, No 3459, Superior Court of San Joaquin, CA. That Edwa W. Langdon died on or about the 31st day of March, 1903, in the City of Stockton in said County of San Joaquin, State of California.
  532. Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, S 1/2 Lot 23 Block 20. LANGDON; EDWA W. D, 1846 - 1903; DR. SAM W R, 1831 - 1906.
  533. Old Cemeteries of San Joaquin County, Vol II, p 114. Edwa W D Langdon, buried 2 Apr 1903, aged 57.
  534. Probate Court Records, #3459. Petition for letters of administration initiated by SWR Langdon, son of the deceased.
  535. Federal Census, 1900, California. census data states they had been married 27 years in 1900.
  536. Early Marriages of Stanislaus County 1854-1905. LANGDON, Walter R.
    I:222
    Edna W. Dorsey
    1872 Nov. 19 H. L. Foote, Rect. St. John's Ch., Stockton.
  537. Doctors of San Joaquin, p 220. On November 19, 1872, the wedding of SWR Langdon and Edna(sic) Worthington Dorsey was solemnized. She was the daughter of Edward Worthington - and Mary Eleanor - Brown - Dorsey, natives of Maryland. There was one son with this marriage, named for his father.
  538. Private papers of Eleanor Young, California Pioneer Genealogical Application. Walter Ross, b. Jan 5, 1831; d. Aug 5, 1906; m. Nov 19, 1872 to Edwa Worthington Dorsey.
  539. Stockton Daily Independent, Wednesday, 20 Nov 1872. MARRIED -- at the residence of the bride's mother, in Stanislaus county, Nov 19th, by Rev Mr. Foote, Rector of St John's Parish, Stockton; Dr. Walter R Langdon and Miss Edwa W Dorsey. (Missouri and North Carolina papers please copy) (Bumpers of sparkling champagne were drank by the printers in toasts to the health, happiness and good fortune of the worthy bride and bridegroom.)

    Dr. Walter R Langdon, brother to Dr. Samuel Langdon, of this city, and Assistant Physician of the State Insane Asylum, was joined in matrimony yester, with an estimable young lady, sister of Colonel Dorsey of Stanislaus county. The nuptioal ceremony was performed at the dwelling of the bride's mother and brother, and the knot was duly tied by Rev. Mr. Foote, Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of this city. The worthy couple took their departure last evening on a wedding tour for a few days.

  540. Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, MD, p 230-1. Worthington, Samuel (1734-1815). Although born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Samuel moved to Baltimore County by 1757 and contributed greatly to the revolutionary war effort. For more information on this man, see Source P-916, and Henry C. Peden Jr's Revolutionary Patriots of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County, 1775-1783," p. 298.
  541. Headstone. "Here lies the body of Samuel Worthington, who departed this life 9th day of April 1815, Aged 81 years. He is not dead but sleepeth in Christ".
  542. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, p 148. ...By his second marriage to Martha Garretson, he will her "Batsons' Forest," "Welsh Cradle," negroes, plate, furniture.
  543. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 217. John Tolley Worthington, born Sept 29, 1760, intermarried with Mary, daughter of Brice Worthington. Died July 23, 1837.
  544. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 216. Thomas Tolley Worthington and James Tolley Worthington born Dec 1771; intermarried - Thomas, the Misses Whipps; James with Miss S. James died Oct 1830. Thomas died July 30, ---.
  545. Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, p 217. Thomas Tolley Worthington and James Tolley Worthington born Dec 1771; intermarried - Thomas, the Misses Whipps; James with Miss S. James died Oct 1830. Thomas died July 30, ---.
  546. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Abel Brown Sr Born on 25 Jun 1704 in (Bapt) All Hallows' Parish, Anne Arundel County MD - Abel died ca Jul 1796 in Baltimore (later Carroll) County, MD. Abel first married Elizabeth - Elizabeth died ca 1758 in Baltimore (later Carroll) County, MD. They had issue: Abel, Jacob, David, John, James, Samuel and Nancy.
  547. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. 51. Ruth Ann Brown. Born on 30 Jan 1770 in Baltimore (later Carroll) Co MD. Ruth Ann died in Carroll Co, MD on 2 May 1816; she was 46. Buried in Cockey family cemetery.
  548. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. The issue of Abell and Susannah Browne were Elias, Moses, Ruth, wife of Thomas Cockey, and Rebecca, wife of George Frazer Warfield.
  549. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. On 11 mar 1788 when Ruth Ann was 18, she married Thomas Cockey, son of Thomas Cockey & Prudence Gill, in Baltimore Co, MD, by Rev Richards. Born on 15 Apr 1754 in Baltimore (later Carroll) Co, MD. Thomas died ca 1813 in Baltimore Co, MD.
  550. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Rebecca Brown was born 24 Dec 1774 in Baltimore (now Carroll) Co, MD. Rebecca died on 24 Ma4 1852; she was 77. On 1 Nov 1795 when Rebecca was 20, she married George Frazier Warfield, son of Azel Warfield & Susannah Magruder, in Baltimore Co, MD. Born on 20 Mar 1769. George Frazier died on 11 Dec 1869; he was 100.
  551. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Elias Browne, Sr, died a young man, in 1800.
  552. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. The issue of Abell and Susannah Borne were Elias m. Ann Cockey, and had Thomas Cockey Browne, Stephen Cockey Browne, who was a lieutenant on the Canadian Frontier in the War of 1812, and died from consumption by exposure; Elias Browne, Jr, the congressman, and William Browne were the four sons.
  553. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. 48. Adam Brown. Born on 3 Feb 1764 in Carroll Co MD.
  554. Carroll County Cemeteries.
  555. Federal Census, 1820, Maryland, 1820, Dist 1, Baltimore, Maryland; Roll: M33_41; Page: 205; Image: 105. Moses Brown, 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 26-45.
  556. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Francis Snowden Brown (1798-1834).
  557. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Susannah E (1799-1883).
  558. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Susanna, of Moses, was the wife of Elias Browne, the Congressman.
  559. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Mary Ann Brown (1802-1850).
  560. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Mary Ann Browne, of Moses - Westley Bennett, whose daughter, Susan Ann m. Stephen Thomas.
  561. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Elias Joseph Brown (1810-1829).
  562. Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917. Mrs. Larkin Lawrence, b. 31 Oct 1812, d. 20 Mar 1889.
  563. Federal Census, Slave Schedule, 1850, Missouri, NARA, 1850, M432. Larkin Lawrence, 2 males ages 25 and 45, one female age 14.
  564. Federal Census, 1860, Missouri, 1860, Waverly, Lincoln, MO; Roll: M653-629; Page: 532; Image: 527; FHL Film: 803629. Teresa Lawrance, 45, farmer, $2,000, $1930, b. MD;
    Mary E, 19, b. MO;
    Sally H, 18, b. MO;
    Ann R, 16, b. MO;
    Jane, 13, b. MO;
    Levin, 9, b. MO;
    Elias M Brown, 29, $100, b. MD.
  565. Federal Census, 1870, Pike Co, Missouri, 1870, Waverly, Lincoln, MO; Roll: M593_788; Page: 199; Image: 401. Theresa Lawrence, 60, keeping house, $2,700, $700, b. MD;
    Sarah, 27, at home, b. MO;
    Jennie, 21, at home, b. MO;
    Leaven, 16, works on farm, b. MO.
  566. Federal Census, 1880, Missouri, 1880, Waverly, Lincoln, MO; Roll: 699; FHLFilm: 1254699; Page: 335D; ED: 93; Image: 0673. Leven Lawrence, 25, married, farmer, b. MO, both parents b. MD;
    Florence Lawrence, 24, wife, keeping house, b. MO, both parents b. IN;
    Charlie Lawrence, 1, son, b. MO, both parents b. MO;
    Teresa Lawrence, 67, mother, widowed, b. MD, both parents b. MD;
    Curtis Murphy, 18, brother-in-law, single, farm laborer, b. MO, both parents b. IN.
  567. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Theresia Josephine (1812-1889).
  568. Death Certificate, #17444. Lev Lawrence - Father's Name: Larkin L Lawrence, b. MD; Mother's Name: Theresa Borwn, b. MD.
  569. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Theresa Browne, of Moses, m. Larkin Lawrence.
  570. Missouri Marriages to 1850. Brown, Theresa; Lawrence, Larkin; 14 Jan 1840; Pike County, MO.
  571. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Rebecca Browne of Moses, m. Dr. Benjamin Edmondston, brother of Frank Browne's wife.
  572. Descendants of Rev Robert Browne. Ann Alexis Brown (1813-1889).
  573. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Ann Browne, of Moses, married Colonel Steele, of Kentucky. Their daughter, Florence, is now the widow of Senator Vance, of North Carolina.
  574. Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser, Vol IX, Issue 1530, p 2, 4 Oct 1798. From the General and Field Officers of the 11th brigade in Baltimore County, belonging to the 3d division of Maryland militia - signed F Snowden, Maj. 15th regiment.
  575. Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser, Vol XII, Issue 1977, Page 4, 25 Mar 1800. A STRAY HORSE; Was this day brought before me the subscriber, a justice of the peace for Baltimore County, by major George Beam...Givin under my hand this 13th day of March, 1800. F Snowden.
  576. Federal Census, 1810, Maryland, 1810 Delaware Lower Hundred, Baltimore, MD; Roll: 13; Page: 708; FH#: 0193666; Image: 00365. Francis Snowden: 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45 and over; 3 female 16-26; 1 female 45 and over; 28 slaves.
  577. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 169. Thomas Cockey Browne, of Elias and Ann Cockey, m. Susan Snowden, sister of Mrs. Moses Browne. Their issue were Lewis H Browne, Stephen T C Browne and Prudence Patterson.
  578. Baltimore Republican, Vol II, Issue 208, 2 Nov 1803, p3. On Monday, by the rev. mr. Beston, mr. Stanishlaus Spalding, merchant of this city, to miss Eleanor Snowden, daughter of captain Francis Snowden, of Baltimore county.
  579. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, pages 55 - 56. "Warrant MDCL, granted to Edward Dorsey, of Anne Arundel Co., for 200 acres of land, which he assigns as followeth...interest of and in a warrant for 200 acres, bearing date 1650...
  580. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 2. In Nov 1650, Edward Dorsey of he County of Ann Arundell was granted a warrant for 200 acres of land in Maryland, and in 1651, for 200 acres more, half of a warrant for 400 acres granted to John Norwood and the said Dorsey. The omission of the descriptions of these surveys makes it impossible to determine the loation of these tracts of land. (Patents 11, f. 98).
  581. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, page 55-56. Warrant MDCL, granted to Edward Dorsey, of Anne Arundel Co., for 200 acres of land, which he assigns as followeth; as also 200 acres more, part of a warrant for 400 acres, granted John Norwood and the said Dorsey, dated XXIII of Feb., MDCLI. Know all men by these presents that I, Edward, Dorsey, of the County of Anne Arundel, boatwright, have granted, bargained and sold, for a valuable consideration, already received, all my right, title, interest of and in a warrant for 200 acres, bearing date 1650, and also 200 acres more, being half of a wrrant of 400 acres - the one half belonging to Captain Norwood, bearing date 1651, both of which assigned to George Yate. Edward Dorsey - Sealed
    Signed in the presence of Cornelius Howard, John Howard, Oct. 22nd MDCLXVII.
  582. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, folio 36, certificates; Liber IB&IL.#C, folio 225, patent. Dorsey, John, 1686, Hockley in the Hole, Anne Arundel County, 842 acres.
  583. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, folio 346, certificate; Liber N S #2, folio 733, patent. Dorsey, John, 1688, Dorsey's Adventure, 400 acres.
  584. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber C.#3, folio 352, certificates; liber C.#3, folio 353, patent. Dorsey, John, 1694, Dorsey's Search, now Howard County, 479 acres.
  585. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber B#23, folio 288, certificate; Liber B#23, folio 290. Dorsey, John, 1695, Troy, 763 acres now Howard County.
  586. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber DD#5, folio 74, certificate; Liber DD#5, folio 75, patent. Dorsey, John, 1702, White Wine & Claret, now Howard County, 1400 acres

    Another patent, Liber CD, folio 76.

  587. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber DD#5, folio 207, certificate; Liber DD#5, folio 208, patent; Liber PL#2, folio 5, patent. Dorsey, John, 1706, Mount Gilboa, now Howard County, 247 acres.
  588. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 7, folio 377. Dorsey, Edward, Joshua & John, 1664. Hockley in the Hole, Anne Arundel County, MD, 400 acres.
  589. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 10. In 1681 Edward and Joshua Dorsey sold their right to Hockley-in-the-Hole to their brother John Dorsey. This tract, which was one of their deceased father's surveys, had been taken up and patented by the three brothers in 1664.
  590. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 11, folio 488 cert; liber 12, folio 136, patent. Dorsey, Edward, 1668, tract: Dorsey, county: Anne Arundel, 60 acres.
  591. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 8.
  592. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, folio 345 cert; liber N. S. #2, folio 717, patent. Dorsey, Edward, 1688, Major's Choice, Now Howard County, 599 acres.
  593. Genealogical & Memorial Encyclopedia of Maryland, p 611. Col Edward Dorsey, son of Edward Dorsey...Burgess of Anne Arundel county in 1694, again in 1695, 1696, 1697, and for Baltimore County, 1701 - 1705.
  594. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber B#23, folio 303. Dorsey, Edward, 1695, The Long Reach, 448 acres, Now Howard County.
  595. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber B#23, folio 323. Dorsey, Edward, 1695, Major's Fancy, Anne Arundel County, 186 acres.
  596. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 19.
  597. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 19. On April 2, 1706 Col Edward Dorsey was listed as dead at a meeting of the Assembly, and an order was issued for the election of a member from Baltimore County in room of Col Edward Dorsey deceased. His will made Oct 26 1704 was proved 31 Dec 1705.
  598. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, May/Dec 2000, P 4/7. Edward Dorsey m. 1st - Sarah Wyatt, d. 1650 AA Co d/o Nicholas & Damaris.
  599. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 25.
  600. Maryland State Archives - online database, Liber 22, folio 96; Liber NS #B, folio 433. Dorsey, Joshua, 1680
    Dorsey's Addition, Anne Arundel County
    50 acres.
  601. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 121.
  602. Maryland State Archives, Index to Marriage Records 1649-1886 S1397 - MSA SE 27-44. MARRIAGE REFERENCE:
    Dorsey, Pleasance M Thomas Wainwright
    Remarks: Baltimore County, married November 30, 1722
    Reference: Baltimore County Deeds, Liber I. S. No. G, p. 77.
  603. Maryland State Archives, Index to Marriage Records 1649-1886 S1397 - MSA SE 27-44. MARRIAGE REFERENCE:
    Dorsey, Pleasance M Thomas Wainwright
    Remarks: Widow of John Dorsey, Baltimore County, Dates on Manuscripts: 1714, 1729, 1734, 1803
    References: Judgments Liber 102 folio 616, Wills Liber 20 folio 90; Test. Pro. Liber 29 folio 416.
  604. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 139. Deborah Dorsey, m. 1) Charles Ridgely, m. 2) Richard Clagett.
  605. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 139.
  606. Founders of Early American Families, p 101. DORSEY, DARCY EDWARD Portsmouth (VA) 1642 Ann Arundel (MD) 1650. d. Isle of Kent by 2 Aug 1669. Dorsey Family 1947.
  607. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, MD, p 63. His widow survived him ten years, and in her will, of 1752 named her son Edward, daughter Sophia Gough, grandson Henry Woodward, goddaughter Mary Todd, goddaughter Elinor Dorsey, of John. She made her sons, Edward and John Dorsey, her executors.
  608. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, No 11 Feb 2002, page 6.
  609. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 155. Achsah Dorsey, b. July 25, 1706, m. 1) Amos Woodward, 2) Edward Fotterell.
  610. Lawrence & Related Families, P. 134. 1. Achsah Dorsey, b Jul 25, 1705, d 1741; m/1 Apr 3, 1728 Amos Woodward. She m/2 Edward Fotterell.
  611. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 155. Achsah Dorsey, b. July 25, 1706, m. 1) Amos Woodward, 2) Edward Fotterell
    Date of Fotterell marriage based on date of Woodward's death.
  612. Lawrence & Related Families, P 134. 1. Achsah Dorsey, b Jul 25, 1705, d 1741; m/1 Apr 3, 1728 Amos Woodward. She m/2 Edward Fotterell.
  613. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 155.
  614. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 50. Dorsey, Capt. Basil, died Sat. last (Aug 20), at his plantation at Elk Ridge, after a long and tedious indisposition. His funeral is to be attended this day. (Aug 25, 1763).
  615. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 330. Sarah Worthington, b. Feb , 1715, married Basil Dorsey.
  616. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 100. Thomas Gough and Miss Sophia Dorsey (of Caleb) m. 23 May 1743.
  617. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 158.
  618. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 74. John Dorsey bapt. 5 Mar 1713.
  619. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 143, Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish. John Dorsey (of Caleb) d. 22 Jul 1765.
  620. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 158. first child, Caleb was b. 8 July 1840.
  621. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 23. 4. Elizabeth Dorsey, b 1719, m. John Dorsey.
  622. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 159. Caleb Dorsey, Jr, b. July 18, 1710; d. June 28, 1772 at Belmont, Anne Arundel County; m. Feb 10, 1735 Priscilla Hill, b. May 9, 1718; d. Mar 8, 1782.
  623. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 74. Caleb Dorsey bapt. 5 Mar 1713.
  624. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 159. On May 25, 1732, Caleb Dorsey Jr. received as a deed of gift from his father Caleb Dorsey a tract called Moore's Morning Choice containing 1,368 acres and Dorsey's Chance, an adjoining tract of 200 acres. Some of this land was rich in iron ore, and Caleb Dorsey opened mines, built forges, erected furnaces, and shipped the output from the port of Elk Ridge Landing.
  625. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 74. Samuell Dorsey bapt. 5 Mar 1713.
  626. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 162.
  627. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 71, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Eleanor parents of Richard Dorsey son b. 10 Jun 1714.
  628. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 71. Caleb Dorsey and Eleanor parents of Richard Dorsey son b. 10 Jun 1714.
  629. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 52. Dorsey, Mr. Richard, died on Sat. morning last (June 29), at his plantation near the town, of the Gout in his stomach, head and bowels; aged 47; Clerk of the Paper Currency Office for about 20 years past, and very worthy magistrate of this county. (Sept 11, 1760).
  630. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 162. d. Sept. 2, 1760 at Hocley in the Hole, Anne Arundel County.
  631. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 205.
  632. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p 161. Andrew Norwood ...married Elizabeth daughter of Captain Cornelius Howard. Their daughter, Elizabeth, married John Beale, the attorney. From this marriage came Ann, wife of Thomas Rutland, and Elizabeth Nicholson, wife of Richard Dorsey of "Hockley.".
  633. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 164.
  634. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 77, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elenor parents of Elenor Dorsey dau. b. 4 Mar 1715.
  635. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 165.
  636. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 83, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elenor parents of Edward Dorsey son b. 1 Sep 1718.
  637. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 83, St Anne's Parish. Edward Dorsey (of Caleb and Elenor) bapt. 31 Oct 1718.
  638. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 51. Edward Dorsey m. 18 Feb 1748 Henrietta Maria Chew, b. 1730; d. May 17, 1762 Anne Arundel County.
  639. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 51. Dorsey, Mr. Edward: by the last post from the Northward we have advice of his death. He was an eminent attorney of this city, and a Representative for Fred. Co. This gentleman went from home in Md. for the recovery of his health, had been as far as Boston, and on his return, died at New-Port, R I, the 20th of March last. (Oct 9, 1760). Henrietta Maria Dorsey is the execturix (June 25, 1761).
  640. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 165. Edward Dorsey m. 18 Feb 1748 Henrietta Maria Chew, b. 1730; d. May 17, 1762 Anne Arundel County.
  641. Marriages & Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839, p 51. Dorsey, Edward, attorney-at-law, and Henrietta Maria Chew, were married Thurs. evening last (Feb 18). (Feb 24, 1748).
  642. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 166.
  643. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 86. Caleb Dorsey and Eliner parents of Joshua Dorsey son b. 13 Jul 1720.
  644. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p. 34. Caleb Dorsey and Elianor parents of Joshua Dorsey son Bapt. 4 Jun 1722.
  645. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 90. Caleb Dorsey and Elinor parents of Deborah Dorsey dau b. 25 Nov 1722.
  646. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 142. 1. Ely Dorsey, d. 1794 (AA Co Wills JG No 1, f 384)
    m. 1) Jan 24, 1744, Mary Crockett, dau. of John (St. Paul's)
    m. 2) Deborah Dorsey, dau. of Caleb.
  647. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 93, St Anne's Parish. Caleb Dorsey and Elinor parents of Mary Dorsey dau b. 18 May 1725.
  648. Anne Arundel County Church Records, p 200. Eleanor Warfield bur. 13 Feb 1719.
  649. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 179.
  650. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. By his will, written Oct 22, 1764, and proved June 12, 1766, John bequeathed to his daughter, Anne Dorsey, the homestead "Wyatt's Harbor" and "Wyatt's Hill" of 160 acres and all negroes and mulatoes, and household stock, then in the possession of her husband, Thomas Beale Dorsey.
  651. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 340. William Worthington, son of John and Sarah (Howard) Worthington, was born January 8, 1691, in Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel County. He married in All Hallow's Parish, Sarah Homewood on Nov 5, 1717. Sarah was the daughter of Captain James Homewood and Mary Peasley, his wife.
  652. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 184.
  653. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 343. Charles Worthington, the posthumous son of John and Sarah (Howard) Worthington, was born October 20, 1701. He was placed under the guardianship of his step-father, John Brice, who remembered him in his will.
  654. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 344. The will of Charles Worthington was dated October 22, 1773, and proved in Baltimore County on March 24, 1774.
  655. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 194. 6. Hamutel Hammond, bap. Feb 20, 1713, married Charles Worthinton. qv.
  656. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 343. Charles Worthington married on November 12, 1728, Hamutah, the daughter of Charles and Hannah (Howard) Hammond.
  657. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 343. The widower married on October 5, 1732, Sarah, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Harrison) Chew.
  658. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 23. 6. Nicholas Dorsey, b 1726, m. Elizabeth Worthington.
  659. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P. 181.
  660. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 313. William Worthington, son of John and Helen (Hammond) Worthington, was born 1715 at Annapolis where his father was one of the most prominent merchants of the town. He married June 6, 1734, Hannah, the daughter of John and Margaret (Besson) Rattenbury, but more recently the widow of Captain John Cromwell of Anne Arundel County.
  661. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 314. He died intestate in Baltimore County. The inventory of his personal estate was file October 22, 1750, with John and Hannah Worthington signing as the kinsmen. John Hood was the administrator.
  662. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 23, folio 183. Hamand, John, 1684-5; tract: Rich Neck; county: Anne Arunel; 284 acres.
  663. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, folio 252, certificate; Liber IB&IL. #C, folio 314. Hammond, John, 1687, Addition (The), Anne Arundel County, 22 ares.
  664. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber 22, foliio 404, cert; Liber NS #B, folio 623, patent. Hammond, John, 1688, Hammonds Pasture, Anne Arundel County, 118 acres.
  665. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber C. #3, folio 378, cert; Liber C. #3, folio 379, patent. Hammond, John, 1696, Hammonds Forrest, Anne Arundel County, 362 acres

    Another patent, Liber WD, folio 141.

  666. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber C #3, folio 375, cert; Liber C.#3, folio 376. Hammond, John, 1696, Rich Neck, Anne Arundel County, 284 acres.
  667. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. He was buried on Nov 29, 1707, in St Anne's Church Yard, Annapolis, MD, where his tomb is yet to be seen, also the Hammond Bible.
  668. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Mary b. 1650.
  669. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p255. he m. (1st) Rebecca (Larkin) Lightfoot, Lady Lightfoot, wid. of Thomas Lightfoot, and dau. of John Larkin, of Anne Arundel Co, MD.
  670. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. John, Jr, m. Anne Greenberry, dau. of Col Nicolas Greenberry, "Keeper of the Seal" Acting Governor under Copley in 1692.
  671. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber FF #7, folio 276, cert; Liber FF #7, folio 277, patent; Liber PL#4, folio 398, patent. Hammond, John, 1720, Recovery (The), Anne Arundel County, 415 acres.
  672. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber FF #7, folio 277, cert; Liber FF #7, folio 278, patent; Liber PL #4, folio 399, patent. Hammond, John, 1720, Hammond's Quarter, Anne Arundel County, 77 acres.
  673. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber IL #A, folio 553, cert; Liber PL #6, folio 105, patent. Hammond, John, 1725, John's Chance, now Howard County, 182 acres.
  674. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber IL #A, folio 553, cert; Liber PL #6, folio 106. Hammond John, 1725, Addition to Felp's Luck, now Howard County, 118 acres.
  675. Maryland State Archives, Land Patents, Liber IL #B, folio 337, cert; Liber PL #8, folio 249. Hammond, John, 1731, Hunter's Chance, Baltimore County, 500 acres.
  676. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, p 199.
  677. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. William, Col., of Baltimore Co, MD, he was appointed by Act of Assembly, Aug 9, 1729, Commissioner to lay out Baltimore Town. He served as High Sheriff of Baltimore Co, and as Col of the Colonial Militia.
  678. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 254. William, Col., of Baltimore Co, MD, m. Elizabeth Ravin, and had issue.
  679. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 199. Wills 13, f. 608.
  680. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 255. Major Charles Hammond, of Anne Arundel Co, MD, served with distinction as Major in the Colonial Army; was prominent in affairs of State; a supporter of the Episcopal Church; m. (1st) unknown; (2nd) Hannah Howard, dau of Philip and Ruth (Baldwin) Howard, and they had issue.
  681. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 255. Major Charles Hammond, of Anne Arundel Co, MD, served with distinction as Major in the Colonial Army; was prominent in affairs of State; a supporter of the Episcopal Church; m. (1st) unknown (Rachel); (2nd) Hannah Howard, dau of Philip and Ruth (Baldwin) Howard, and they had issue.
  682. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, p 255. Mary Katherine, m. Cornelius Howard, Jr son of Cornelius Howard, and had issue.
  683. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 314. John Worthington, son of John and Comfort Worthington, was born 1728 in St. Ann's Parish, Anne-Arundel County. He married Susannah, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Maccubin) Hood.
  684. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families. Anne Arundel Co Wills JC No L, f. 161.
  685. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 312. Thomas Worthington, b. 1739, married Elizabeth Hammond and Marcella Owings.
  686. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 317. Thomas Worthington, son of John and Comfort Worthington, was born 1739 in St Ann's Parish, Anne Arundel Co. He settled in St. Thomas' Parish, Baltimore County, and there on August 21, 1761, he married Elizabeth, the daughter of Lawrence and Ebarilla (Simpkins) Hammond, of the same parish.
  687. Anne Arundel Gentry, p 317. Thomas Worthington became a widower, and on April 9, 1781, he married Marcella Owings, born 1748. She became the mother of at least five children.
  688. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. John b. 1635.
  689. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Cornelius b. 1636.
  690. The Dorsey Family and Allied Families, P 198.
  691. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Eliabeth (sic) b. 1639.
  692. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Philip b. 1649.
  693. Calvert County, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Nov 1999, vol 14, no 9, p4-5. Samuel b. Va.